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like

Like can be used as a verb or a preposition.


We like the proposal. [verb]

Lenticular clouds can look like flyingsaucers. [preposition]


Do not use like as an adjective, aninterjection, or a conjunction.


Weak

We put like 15 drops of the compound intothe fuel mixture. [adjective]

Improved

We put about 15 drops of the compound intothe fuel mixture.

Weak

They said, like, they would arrive at 9 forthe meeting. [interjection]

Improved

They said they would arrive at 9 for the meeting.

Weak

We feel like the consultant is ignoring ourconcerns. [conjunction]

Improved

We feel that the consultant is ignoring ourconcerns.


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