prepositions - like

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.
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    All of these words refer to an area with lots of trees and other vegetation close together.

    The word jungle refers to a tropical area (it can also be called a rain forest). The Amazon in Brazil is an example of a jungle.

    In non-tropical areas, land filled with trees can be called the forest or the woods:
  • We went camping in the forest / in the woods.
  • The frightened fox ran across the parking lot and then disappeared into the forest/woods.

    We usually say "the woods" - when it is necessary to use "a," we typically use forest:
  • There is a large forest in the eastern part of the state.
  • There is a large woods

    The word wood is used for the substance that comes from trees and is used in construction and to make furniture and other objects:
  • This table is made of wood.
  • A small wooden cross marked the burial site.

    wooden" is the adjective meaning "made of wood.

    If we are talking about multiple pieces of wood, then we say "pieces of wood" and not "woods":
  • We gathered a few pieces of wood to start a fire. a few woods

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