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  1. dillseed

    dillseed Active Member

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    Grammar 'Like' vs. 'As (though/if)

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by dillseed, May 7, 2014.

    We would only use 'like' if an incomplete sentence followed 'like.' We would use 'as,' 'as if,' or 'as though' if a complete sentence followed. Are these correct, then?

    He acted like a buffoon.
    He acted as a buffoon would.


    And if a sentence ends with 'then,' does a comma go before it?

    If she goes to the event, I'm not going, then.

    Thanks.
     
  2. stevesh

    stevesh Banned Contributor

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    1. I'd say both are correct.

    2. You've already implied the 'then' with the 'if', so I'd leave it out.
     
  3. dillseed

    dillseed Active Member

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    Thank you.
     
  4. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    i agree with stevesh...
     

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