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like vs as Hi! Are these explanations correct about the sentences? He's acting as a doctor. (He works as a doctor) He's acting like a doctor. (He is not a doctor) You're my father, so act as such. (He really is my father) You're not my father, so stop acting like such. (He is not my father, but he is acting like one) Thanks! :)
Jul 10, 2015 5:05 PM
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Yes, your explanations are correct!
July 10, 2015
He's acting as a doctor. - This implies that he's not normally a doctor, and but is one in this instance. He's acting like a doctor. - He's not a doctor, but his behaviour is like one. You're my father, so act as such. - This sentence implies that the father has not been acting like one. Your last sentence is fine.
July 10, 2015
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