Do/does LIKE VS be LIKE
-What DOES Nissha LIKE? (What are her personal preferences?) She likes horror movies, climbing mountain LOL, chocolate, ice cream…
-What DOES Jhon Franz Kennedy LOOK LIKE? (Physical description) He is tall, dark and handsome. He has brown eyes and black hair.
-What IS Nova Diani LIKE? (Description of personality) She is a nice girl. She is very kind and friendly.
|1.||transitive verb enjoy something: to regard something as enjoyable
|2.||transitive verb consider somebody pleasant: to regard somebody as pleasant and enjoy that person’s company
|3.||transitive verb want something: to want to have or do something
|4.||transitive verb regard somebody or something positively: to have a positive opinion about something or somebody
|5.||intransitive verb have preference: to have a preference or inclination
|preference: something that is preferred over others
(plural likes) CORE MEANING: a grammatical word indicating that two things or people are similar or share some of the same features, qualities, or characteristics; it also introduces an example of the set of things or people that have just been mentioned
- Vivid red phone booths, looking like London imports, stood nearby.
resembling: having a resemblance to somebody or something, or so as to have a resemblance to somebody or something
- She wrapped the towel like a turban on her head.
- He looks like the hero type to me!
such as: introduces a typical instance or an example of a particular category or type
- She won’t go to loud places like bars.
- I bought things like fishing tackle and waders.
indicates characteristics: indicates qualities, characteristics, or features (often used in questions)
- What’s it like, being a mother?
- When you go on like this, do you know what you sound like?
typical of: characteristic of somebody or something (often negative)
- It’s not like him to be this late coming home.
inclined toward: having a tendency or desire to do something
- I felt like screaming when I found the kitchen floor flooded.
with suggestion of: as though something might happen
- It looks like rain this morning.
as: in the same way or manner that (informal)
- To ski like she does requires great athletic ability.
as if: as though or as if (nonstandard)
- Butch hops out of the car like it was on fire.
- Like I’d tell you a secret!
used as filler or for emphasis: used especially in conversation as a filler, for emphasis, to indicate possible exaggeration, or to convey uncertainty or approximation (informal)
- You’re, like, feeling stressed today, aren’t you?
- There were, like, hundreds of people there.
- She has, like, six brothers and sisters.
introduces direct speech: used especially in conversation to introduce a quotation of what somebody said (nonstandard)
- Susan is like “It’s not for me” and Brandon is like, “You had me worried” and Susan is like, “Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.”
something similar: a thing or set of things similar to another
- window boxes, planters, flower pots, and the like
counterpart: one person or thing that is regarded as similar or almost identical to another
- Have you ever tasted the like of this cheesecake?
- We won’t see his like again in this decade.
alike: having exactly the same or almost identical qualities or characteristics
- These two cats are as like as though they were of the same litter.
- The new laws affect hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other like institutions.
[12th century. < Old Norse líkr, shortening of glíkr, equivalent toOld English gelīc (see alike)]like as not to a probable or likely extent (informal)
- Like as not he’ll show up very late.