Penggunaan Like dan Alike

Penggunaan Like dan Alike–Kata ‘Like’ dan ‘Alike’ juga digunakan untuk menyatakan kemiripan dua buah benda atau lebih. ‘Like’ dan ‘alike’ digunakan seperti ‘similar to’ dan ‘ similar’, perbedaanya hanya letaknya dalam kalimat.
Penggunaan Like dan Alike
 ‘like’ digunakan diantara dua benda yang dibandingkan
‘alike’digunakan setelah dua kata benda atau kata benda jamak.
noun
like
noun
This skirt
is
like
that one
That hat
is
like
this one
noun
noun
alike
This coat
and
that one
are
alike
That hat
and
this one
are
alike
Plural noun
alike
These skirts
are
alike
Those shoes
are
alike
Catatan: jangan menggunakan ‘as’ kecuali ‘like’. Jangan menggunakan ‘like’ setelah dua kata benda yang dibandingkan!
Contoh :
Incorrect: Your car is like asmine.
Correct   : Your car is likemine.
Or
Your car and mine are alike.
Incorrect: These bags are like.
Correct   : These bags are alike.
Or
This bag is like that bag.
Incorrect: Is your book alike withhers?
Correct   : Is your book like hers?
Or
Are your book and hers alike?
Incorrect: My briefcase and his are like.
Correct   : My briefcase is likehis.
Or
My briefcase and his are alike.
Incorrect: That joke is alike a joke that she heard.
Correct : That joke is like a joke that she heard.
Or
That joke and a joke that she heard are alike.
Incorrect: Mia and his brother don’t look like.
Correct   : Mia and his brother don’t look alike.
Or
Mia doesn’t look like his brother.
Incorrect: She wants to buy shoes same like the ones she has on.
Correct   : She wants to buy shoes likethe ones she has on.
Or
The shoes she wants to buy and the one she has on are alike.
Incorrect: Retna’s house is almost alikeJulia’s house.
Correct   : Retna’s house is almost likeJulia’s house.
Or
Retna’s house and Julia’s house are almost alike.
Incorrect: Although they are smaller, chipmunks are alike most other ground squirrels.
Correct   : Although they are smaller, chipmunks are like most other ground squirrels.
Incorrect: Rena’s glasses are aliketheirs, but her cost a lot less.
Correct   : Rena’s glasses are liketheirs, but her cost a lot less.
Or
Rena’s glasses and theirs are alike, but her cost a lot less.
Incorrect: Her recipe for fried rice is like to a recipe that mine.
Correct   : Her recipe for fried rice is likea recipe that mine.
Or
Her recipe for fried rice and mine are alike.
Penggunaan Like dan Alikesama dengan penggunaan similar to dan similar untuk mengungkapkan dua benda atau lebih yang mirip.

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