English Grammar: Like or As?

Complete the sentences using like or as.

1) Your car is really big. It's _______ a limousine.

2) Paul's very _______ his sister. Both of them are generous.

3) Your friend isn't _______ pretty as you.

4) She's working _______ a web designer at the moment.

Answers:

1) Your car is really big. It's _______ a limousine.

Your car is really big. It's like a limousine.

2) Paul's very _______ his sister. Both of them are generous.

Paul's very like his sister. Both of them are generous.

3) Your friend isn't _______ pretty as you.

Your friend isn't as pretty as you.

4) She's working _______ a web designer at the moment.

She's working as a web designer at the moment.

Extra examples & Explanation:

LIKE

To say that something is similar or the same:

(Para decir que algo es similar o lo mismo)

  • Your brother looks like your father.

(Tu hermano se parece a tu padre)

  • They ate like animals.

(Comieron como animales)

To ask for descriptions or information about something or someone:

(Para preguntar por descripciones o información sobre algo o alguien)

  • “What's he like?” “He's very nice.”

¿Cómo es él?” “Es muy agradable”)

To give examples

(Para dar ejemplos)

  • He's good at some sports, like football.

(Él es bueno en algunos deportes, como fútbol)

Note: Remember that like is a preposition:

Like + noun/pronoun.

(Nota: Recuerda que Like es una preposición: Like + sustantivo/pronombre)

AS

To make comparations

(Para hacer comparaciones)

  • This country is as big as yours.

(Este país es tan grande como el tuyo)

To describe a job or role

(Para describir un trabajo o papel)

  • She works as a teacher. (She is a teacher)

(Ella trabaja como profesora. (Es una profesora)

Note: As is a conjuction:

As + clause

As + preposition phrase

(Nota: As es una conjunción:

As + oración

As + frase preposicional)

  • He runs as my friend does

(Él corre como lo hace mi amigo)

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