Like (preposition)

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Like (preposition)

Like ('as') expresses similarity:
Bruno is not like his brother Felix. Bruno is not similar to his brother Felix.
He dresses like a clown. He dresses similarly to a clown.
In questions, like comes at the end of the sentence:
What is Europe like? How is Europe?
What is the weather like today? How is the weather today?
Note:
•  Like always introduces a noun or a pronoun, while as (which also expresses similarity) introduces a verb phrase:
like me
as I told you
•  To look like:
She looks like her mother. Her appearance is similar to her mother's appearance.
It looks like it's going to rain. It seems that it's going to rain.
•  To feel like (doing something):
I feel like eating pancakes. I have a desire to eat pancakes.
•  Do not confuse with the verb to like (to love), or expressions of the type I would like (to do something) (a polite way of saying I want to do something).

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