Choose the appropriate word/phrase to complete each sentence.
- My best friend has a pair of shoes (as, like) mine.
- I prefer green leafy vegetables (as, as if, like) malunggay.
- The hungry lad ate the chocolate voraciously (as, as if, like) he had never eaten one like it before.
- The student delivered his speech ( as, as if, like) a professional speaker.
- High school students recited the poem well (as, as if, like) their teacher did.
- Diligent students report on time ( as, as if, like ) their teacher tells them.
- My professor first joined his family in the States ( as, as if, like) a tourist.
- My cousin attended the alumni meeting (as, as if, like) the representative of our class.
- The students commended for their good performance cheered ( as, as if, like) they had won the jackpot.
- Children rejoice (as, as if, like) their parents do if given due recognition.
- as if
- as if
POINTERS TO REMEMBER
LIKE used as a preposition introduces a noun or pronoun, or a prepositional phrase. ( See sentences 1, 2, and 4).
AS may be a preposition or a conjunction depending on how it is used in the sentence.
AS used as a preposition is followed by a noun, pronoun, or prepositional phrase. (See sentences 7 and 8).
AS used as a conjunction introduces a subordinate clause. (See sentences 5, 6, and 10).
AS IF functions as a subordinate conjunction. (See sentences 3 and 9).
Take note that a subordinate clause can not stand alone as a sentence even though it has a subject and a verb.*