cExams.net

Prepositions - Like

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.
--- >>>
  • Prepositions - About
  • Prepositions - Above
  • Prepositions - Across
  • Prepositions - After
  • Prepositions - Against
  • Prepositions - Ahead Of
  • Prepositions - Along
  • Prepositions - Among
  • Prepositions - Around
  • Prepositions - As
  • Prepositions - At
  • Prepositions - Back to/Back From
  • Prepositions - Before
  • Prepositions - Behind
  • Prepositions - Below
  • Prepositions - Beneath
  • Prepositions - Beside
  • Prepositions - Besides
  • Prepositions - Between
  • Prepositions - Beyond
  • Prepositions - But
  • Prepositions - By
  • Prepositions - Close To
  • Prepositions - Despite/In Spite Of
  • Prepositions - Down
  • Prepositions - During
  • Prepositions - Except
  • Prepositions - Far From
  • Prepositions - For
  • Prepositions - From
  • Prepositions - In
  • Prepositions - In Back Of
  • Prepositions - In Front Of
  • Prepositions - Inside
  • Prepositions - Instead Of
  • Prepositions - Into
  • Prepositions - Like
  • Prepositions - Near
  • Prepositions - Next To
  • Prepositions - Of
  • Prepositions - Off
  • Prepositions - On
  • Prepositions - On Top Of
  • Prepositions - Onto
  • Prepositions - Opposite
  • Prepositions - Out
  • Prepositions - Outside
  • Prepositions - Over
  • Prepositions - Past
  • Prepositions - Through
  • Prepositions - Throughout
  • Prepositions - To
  • Prepositions - Toward
  • Prepositions - Towards
  • Prepositions - Under
  • Prepositions - Underneath
  • Prepositions - Until
  • Prepositions - Up
  • Prepositions - With
  • Prepositions - Within
  • Prepositions - Without
  • Class 8 - Cell Structure and Functions
  • Tips for Success in Law School
  • Precautions while using Touch Screen Mobile
  • Things Women Say That Men Misunderstand
  • Help Save the Environment
  • Xmas Party Games

  • Amazing Science Images You Must See

    The Microbes That Cleaned the Gulf

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill left a sheen of petroleum on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Now, a new study finds that oil eating microbes chowed down on this unlikely feast but the type of microbes depended strongly on water temperature. Cold loving, or psychrophilic, bacteria thrived in the deep oil plume rising from the ocean floor, feeding preferentially on natural gas, researchers reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of Oct. 3, 2011.


    Chourishi Systems