Like or As

like (preposition) + noun, pronoun or gerund

He swims like a fish. You look like a ghost.

I am like my brother. She looks nothing like her mother.

The windows are all barred It is like being in prison.


as (conjunction) + a finite verb

Do as I do.

Why don't you jog in the morning as we do?


But! 

In colloquial English Like is often used here instead of As

Jog in the morning like we do.


Like + noun. As + noun

He works like a slave. (very hard indeed.)

He worked as a slave. (He was a slave.)

She used her umbrella as a weapon. (She struck him with it.)

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