Grammar, Vocabulary

Confusing Words (5): As or Like?

Follow me on 📌 PINTEREST!

Exercise 1

Choose ‘as’ or ‘like’ to fill the gaps.

1. Walter used to work _____ a waiter at his father’s restaurant.

2. Delphine has been to some amazing places this year, _____ Argentina, India, and Borneo.

3. Did you hear that? It sounded _____ a phone ringing.

4. I think you should do _____ he asked.

5. He loves animals _____ much _____ I do.

6. She looks a little bit _____ Jennifer Lawrence, don’t you think?

7. It looks _____ if it’s going to rain.

8. Ian’s going to go to Edinburgh university _____ his sister. She studied there a few years ago.

Exercise 2

Choose ‘as’ or ‘like’ to fill the gaps.

1. Believe me, we are surprised, _____ you.

2.  Believe me, we are _____ surprised ______ you are.

3.  What’s the matter? You look ______ you’ve seen a ghost!

4.  Many people use their smartphones _____ an alarm clock too.

5. In real life she’s a little bit _____ her character in the movie.

6.  _____ us, he cycles to work.

7.  Kate speaks several languages, such ___ Russian and Portuguese.

8. _____ I was saying, we really need to book the hotel in the next few days.















Answers

Exercise 1

1. as
2. like
3. like
4. as *
5. as … as
6. like
7. as
8. like

Exercise 2

1. like
2. as … as
3. like
4. as
5. like
6. like
7. as
8. as *

* You will hear people use ‘like’ here but many people consider it incorrect to use ‘like’ in this way, as a conjunction, so to be on the safe side use ‘as’, especially if you’re writing something formal or sitting an exam. 😉

Read more on Like vs. As: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/like-versus-as

Confusing Words (4): Job or Work?

Confusing Words (3): Say or Tell?

Confusing Words (2)

Confusing Words (1)

1 thought on “Confusing Words (5): As or Like?”

Leave a Reply