Connectors: as | like

Questions
Overview

Like is typically used to describe similarity and examples. As is typically used to describe jobs/functions and to make comparisons.

Examples:

  • I look like my father.
  • Fruits, like oranges and lemons, are rich in vitamin C.
  • The steak was so tough that it was like eating rubber.
  • He played football as a professional.
  • Mary is as intelligent as John.
Further learning
Description Author Language
A short video comparing 'as' and 'like'. Canguro English
An explanation of how real and unreal situations can help to decide between 'as' and 'like'. William Rossi

Sources

This grammar section includes materials sourced from the following: Grammarnet,