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“as if” or “like” in this sentence?

I want to ask a question. In this sentence, should it be "as if" or "like"? It sounded wrong to me. "You may not be doing what you feel as if you're called to do right now." or "You may not ...
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Difference of “as/like in the previous week” [duplicate]

Does the following correctly express the difference between "as" vs. "like" in this context? As in the previous week, Jimmy climbed the tree. Jimmy climbed the tree and he also did it one week ...
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is this usage of like correct?

This computer program treats photonic crystals like a periodic set of cylinders I am having a hard time to figure out if I should use like or as in this sentence. Thanks in advance!
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Using “like how” vs. “just as” after a comma in a comparison

In a sentence comparing two related ideas, it strikes me as strange to say ____________________, like how ____________________. For example, The car was painted when it was old, like how the house ...
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Usage of Like or As

Are these sentences synonymous? (1) "I treat him like an animal." = "I treat him as an animal would." (2) "I treat him as an animal." = "I treat him as if he were an animal." Also, can (1) or (2) ...
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Simile dilemma: Do leaves “fly like butterflies”? [closed]

Leaves from the ground fly like butterflies . What are the leaves being compared to? flies butterflies ground other leaves
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“like” vs. “as” Confusion in a sentence

Which is the correct sentence between the following: 1) He deserves the same fate as you 2) He deserves the same fate like you. From my knowledge and understanding, the second sentence is correct ...
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“As a team” or “like a team”?

I was going through some English page with grammar where I saw their explanation to a problem when to say 'as'/'like' correctly and I have to say I was left perplexed. The site explained to use like ...
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Is there any difference between “like” and “as”?

Why is it not right to say: He speaks like his father does. But it’s quite correct to say: He speaks like his father. He speaks as his father does.
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What is more natural: 'people like you' or 'person as you'?

It's nice to have people like you here. It's nice to have people as you here. It's nice to have persons like you here. It's nice to have persons as you here. I always say there is ...
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“I'm going to help you like I promised.” Good English? Informal? Only colloquially acceptable? Wrong? [duplicate]

I've often heard this kind of sentence where one substitutes the conjunction "like" for "as". Is it acceptable in written English? Is it considered wrong in spoken English?
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Use of Like/Unlike (Double negative)

What is the correct way? Birds are not mammals like cats. Birds are not mammals, like cats. Birds are not mammals, unlike cats. *Just in case, reminder: Cats are mammals. Birds are not mammals.
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“As I said” vs. “Like I said”

I was told that saying Like I said isn't grammatically correct although it is used a lot. That we should use As I said instead. Is it true?
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“Not the same as” vs. “not the same like” [closed]

"Not the same as" and "not the same like" sound both strange to me (non-native speaker). Google finds both versions. Are both okay? Is this phrasing used anyway or would people go for "different ...
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What is the difference between the words “as” and “like”

What is the difference between as and like? What is the difference between such as and like? I take many private lessons like (such as) English, French and chemistry. He runs like a horse. He ...
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Are “like” and “such as” completely synonymous?

"Like" and "such as" seem to fit the exact same sentences: I want a cookie like that I want a cookie such as that There are plenty of variations where they differ: I like cookies I, ...
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“Like” versus “as”

Is there any difference between the following couples of sentences? Dress as you would if you were having guests. Dress like if you were having guests. She kissed him goodbye, as usual. She ...