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Hi.

Should we use as or like in the following context?

That sounds .......... the rain coming now.

I would be grateful if you could explain the reason for your choice.

Thank you very much
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like. The verb phrase is 'sound like'.

It looks like rainclouds are forming over there.

It sounds like you're angry.

It feels like I've been run over by a water buffalo.

etc.
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Thank you Mister Micawber.

Which part of speech is like in the above mentioned phrases?

Is it preposition?

Thanks
It's a preposition in 'It looks like rain' and it's a conjunction in 'It looks like it's going to rain'. That's why it's better to think of 'look like' as a phrasal verb.