I am doing "like" and "as" used in comparisions, e.g
"Kate dresses like her mother" and
"Kate dresses as her mother does."

Could you tell me whether these two ( I mean "as" and "like") can ever be used in a sentence interchangeably?

Thank you.
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I'd say that, in the examples you've given, they are interchangeable.

Yet, if you omit the "does", the meaning changes: "she dresses like her mother" => she wears the same kind of clothes as her mother. // "She dresses as her mother" => she dresses so as to impersonate her mother.

Likewise: "she works like a slave" (that's my favourite example!) => she works as much as a slave does.//"She works as a slave" => that's her job: slave.

I'm not quite sure I've answered your question... Emotion: tongue tied
both seem ok to me, although in the UK we'd be more likely to say "dresses like...", or "dresses the same as...", rather than "dresses as..."
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Hi pieanne,
thanks for your answers Emotion: smile. Yes, I wondered if you can say "she dresseslike/as her mother", and thanks to your post I can see that I can use both of them, however, the meaning would be different.
Thanks, Tidus!
I've got another question. Can I say: "Sometimes you sound just like/as my mum!"?
Can I replace "like" with "as"?
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I'd always use "like".

But then, I'm not a native, as you can see! Emotion: smile
Pieanne may not be a native, but she's right!
Thank you both Emotion: smile .

Have a nice evening!
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