English Grammar Like
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Grammar Level 2- Lesson Thirteen

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Like in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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The word “like” gets special attention in this level because it’s a popular word in English. Understanding how to use “like” is important.

1. “Like” expresses your happiness with something or someone:
I like this ice cream. / I like my neighbors.

2. “Like” is used to make comparisons and to ask questions about people and things:

Question: What is it like to live in Iowa in January?
Answer: It’s like living in Siberia.
Question: Why is he like that?
Answer: I don’t know. He’s just naturally a mean person.

A cantaloupe is like a honeydew melon.
or use kind of like:
kind of like = similar to
A honeydew melon tastes
kind of like a cantaloupe.

3. “Like” is often used with “would” as a polite way of asking what a person wants. You often hear this in restaurants:
Question: What would you like to have for lunch?

Answer: I’d like a veggie sub, french fries, and a coke.
(note the use of the contraction: I’d like = I would like.)

4. “How do you like…” is used to ask if someone likes something. It’s very similar to “Do you like _______?”
Question: How do you like living in this city?
Answer: It’s great. I really like it.
Question: How do you like your pizza?
Answer: It’s awesome!

5. “Like” sometimes doesn’t mean anything at all. Americans use it in the same way they use “you know” .” Try to avoid doing this when you speak English. It’s a bad habit. Teenagers use this “like” a lot.
That movie was, like, so good.
I was, like, really mad at my teacher because he gave me a bad grade, and he was, like, “Here. you earned this.”

Warning: “I like.” The verb should have an object somewhere after it. (The exception is example #5.)
Question: Do you like this car?
Answer: Yes, I like. (incorrect!)
Answer: Yes, I like it. (correct!) Or…I like this car.


Quiz for Like

Now that you learned your new lesson, it is time to go to the Like page and finish your quiz. While working on your quiz, you can always go back to its lesson to refresh your memory.

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