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How to use "like/alike" and "loud/loudly" correctly?

I am always confused at them.

For learning: English
Base language: English
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    “Loud” is an adjective. It is use to describe a noun.
    “Loudly” is an adverb. It is use to describe a verb.

    The music is loud. (“loud” describes the noun “music”)
    She sings loudly. (“loudly” describes the verb “to sing”. It answers the question “how does she sing?”)

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    “Like” can be used in many ways (as a preposition, as a noun, as a verb, etc) Here is a page with examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like

    If you are confused by when to use “like” or “alike” when comparing two things, you should use “like” if your are taking two different things and comparing them to each other, and “alike” if you are taking two different things and grouping them together as one thing.

    The twin girls look like each other.
    The twin girls look alike.

    This year’s soccer uniforms look like last year’s uniforms.
    Both types of soccer uniforms look alike.

    X is similar to Y.
    X and Y are similar.
    X is identical to Y.
    X and Y are identical.
    X looks like Y.
    X and Y are alike.

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