1. Like can mean similar to.
Pattern: be, look, seem + like + noun
She is like her sister.
They don't look like their mother.
2. Like can indicate similar behavior.
Pattern: verb + like + noun
He talks like his father.
She swims like a duck.
Common verbs before like:
act, behave, play, sing, talk, walk
3. Like can describe excessive behavior.
Pattern 1: verb + noun + like + abstract noun
She spends money like water.
Nouns commonly used with this meaning:
anything, fun, water
Pattern 2: verb + noun + like + adjective
He dances like crazy.
She works like mad.
4. Like can indicate an example.
Pattern: noun + like + noun
They grow root vegetables, like beets, carrots, radishes, and turnips.
5. Like can mean characteristic of.
Pattern: be + like + noun + to + verb
It's not like you to complain.
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Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers Almanack in 2002.
Born: April 17, 1972 (age 43), Kandy, Sri Lanka
Spouse: Madhimalar Ramamurthy (m. 2005)
Marriage location: Chennai
Parents: Lakshmi Muttiah, Sinnasamy Muttiah
Siblings: Muttiah Sridharan, Muttiah Sasidharan, Muttiah Prabhakaran