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The word like in English has two main forms, as a [[verb]], and as a [[preposition]].  Low level learners often confuse the two meanings.
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* What is he like?
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* What does he look like?
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NB: Students will often confuse the different forms of using [[be]] v. [[auxiliary do]]
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NB: Students will often try to use "like" (prep) in their answers to these questions, e.g. *"He is like friendly".

Revision as of 04:00, 4 March 2019

The word like in English has two main forms, as a verb, and as a preposition. Low level learners often confuse the two meanings.

  • What is he like?
  • What does he look like?

NB: Students will often confuse the different forms of using be v. auxiliary do NB: Students will often try to use "like" (prep) in their answers to these questions, e.g. *"He is like friendly".