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[nq:1]I'm writing a paper and I can't seem to determine the correct form of the word 'similar' to use in ... of his wife Livia (fig. 2), this glass cameo features an image of the head of Augustus in total profile."
Like, why not just say "like"?

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[nq:2]I'm writing a paper and I can't seem to determine ... an image of the head of Augustus in total profile."
Like, why not just say "like"?

That is the obvious answer, but "like" is out of favor because people are too afraid of using it where "as" would be correct. Few people even notice the opposite mistake, which is at least as common.

-- Don Aitken

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[nq:2]Like, why not just say "like"?
That is the obvious answer, but "like" is out of favor because people are too afraid of using it where "as" would be correct. Few people even notice the opposite mistake, which is at least as common.

Nevertheless, it is right in this instance, and far better than trying to do verbal contortions with "similarly".

-- Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7734/stevesig.htm E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk
[nq:2]That is the obvious answer, but "like" is out of ... notice the opposite mistake, which is at least as common.
Nevertheless, it is right in this instance, and far better than trying to do verbal contortions with "similarly".

I wasn't disagreeing, just pointing out a possible reason why people don't follow your good advice.

-- Don Aitken

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[nq:1](1) "Feature" as a verb is usually transitive and active, less > commonly intransitive. But what is the sense of ... meal was featured by one of the cook's most famous > dishes." That gravels me, but what do others think?
I have to agree with you. It would put me off eating. (BTW, I've never seen 'gravel' used that way before.)

-- Rob Bannister
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