Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Alike vs. Like

Alike is an adjective and an adverb meaning similar, like each other or in a similar way.
Use alike after nouns. Alike is not often used before nouns.
  • Adults and children alike enjoy video games.
  • Children and adults alike celebrate halloween in United States.
Alike can also follow other kind of words.
  • No two thumb prints are exactly alike.
  • My sister and I are alike in looks, but not in personality.
Like is a preposition meaning similar to
Use like before a noun or a pronoun to talk about similarity.
like + noun/ pronoun
  • My sister talks like me.
  • His daughter looks like him.
  • he is a fantastic manager like his boss.
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Like vs. As