Penggunaan similar to dan similiar untuk menyatakan general similarity

Penggunaan similar to dan similiar untuk menyatakan general similarity–sama halnya dengan penggunaan ‘the same as’ dan ‘the same’ yang digunakan untuk menyatakan kemiripan yang pasti/ exact. Maka penggunaan ‘similiar to’ dan ‘similar’ digunakan untuk menyatakan kemiripan secara umum (general similarity).
Untuk menyatakan kemiripan secara umum (general similarity) menggunakan kata ‘similar to’ dan ‘similiar. Perlu diketahui ‘similar to’ dan ‘similiar’ memiliki arti yang sama yakni mirip dengan, mirip bukan berarti sama. Perbedaan dalam penggunaan di dalam kalimat:
‘similar to’ digunakan diantara dua benda yang dibandingkan
‘similiar’digunakan setelah dua kata benda atau kata benda jamak.
noun
similar to
noun
This skirt
is
similar to
that one
That hat
is
similar to
this one
noun
noun
similiar
This coat
and
that one
are
similiar
That hat
and
this one
are
similiar
Plural noun
similiar
These skirts
are
similiar
Those shoes
are
similiar
Catatan: jangan menggunakan ‘as’ kecuali ‘to’. Jangan menggunakan ‘similiar’ diantara dua kata benda yang dibandingkan!
Contoh :
Incorrect: Your car is almost similar as mine.
Correct   : Your car is almost similar tomine.
Or
Your car and mine are almost similiar.
Incorrect: All of the other departments are similar this one.
Correct   : All of the other departments are similar to this one.
Or
All of the other departments and this one are similar.
Incorrect: Is your pen similar withhers?
Correct   : Is your pen similar tohers?
Or
Are your pen and hers similiar?
Incorrect: My briefcase and his are similar to.
Correct   : My briefcase is similar tohis.
Or
My briefcase and his are similiar.
Incorrect: That joke is similar asa joke that she heard.
Correct : That joke is similar to a joke that she heard.
Or
That joke and a joke that she heard are similar.
Incorrect: My lipstick is similiarhers.
Correct   : My lipstick is similar tohers.
Or
My lipstick and hers are similiar.
Incorrect: Are this picture and the one on your desk similar to?
Correct   : Are this picture and the one on your desk similiar?
Or
Is this picture similar to the one on your desk?
Incorrect: Retna’s house is almost similiar with Julia’s house.
Correct   : Retna’s house is almost similar to Julia’s house.
Or
Retna’s house and Julia’s house are almost similiar.
Incorrect: Mom’s car and aunt’s car are similar to.
Correct   : Mom’s car and aunt’s car are similar.
Or
Mom’s car is similar to aunt’s car.
Incorrect: Rena’s glasses are similar with theirs, but her cost a lot less.
Correct   : Rena’s glasses are similar totheirs, but her cost a lot less.
Or
Rena’s glasses and theirs are similar, but her cost a lot less.
Incorrect: My scores in physics and my roommate’s scores are similar to in spite of our being from different city.
Correct   : My scores in physics and my roommate’s scores are similar in spite of our being from different city.
Or
My scores in physics are similar to my roommate’s scores in spite of our being from different city.
Penggunaan similar to dan similiar untuk menyatakan general similaritybiasanya digunakan untuk menyatakan kemiripan antara dua buah benda atau lebih yang mirip/ hampir sama.
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