Today, we will study “ The different between “ Like “ and “ As “
“ AS “ is a preposition, it means “ in the capacity of or role of “
As your lawyer I advise you to wait
We need people to act as guides
So: “ AS “Prepositional Phrasal
after the object of certains verbs , including :
Accept as to acknowledge as to claim as
To characterise as to class as to count as
To define as to describe as to intend as
To look on as to recognise as to regard as
To see as to treat as to use as
At one time we regarded emigration as our only solution
It means : we thought emigration was our only solution.
I often have to use a knife as a screwdriver.
So: “Like “ means :” similar to “ or “ in the manner of “
e.g Tom sings like his father
It means : He sings in a similar way.
She is quite like her sister
It means: she is quite similar to her sister.
“As “ – Subordinator
•.correspond to preposition “ Like “ , it means “ in a way similar to “
Tom sings as his father
It means : He sings in a way similar to his father does
Mrs. Lupe spoke as an actress speaks.It means : She spoke in a way similiar to an actress does
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It means : I use a knife to do the job of a screwdriver.