When things or people are similar, we say that they are "alike." Watch the video below:
Lemons and limes are similar in some ways. They are both sour and they have similar shapes. However, a lemon is yellow and a lime is green. They also have a slightly different taste.
Lemons and limes are alike.
You can also use "like" when making comparisons, but pay attention to the word order.
You can use "alike" if the differences are small. If the differences are large, use "not" in front of "alike."
You can also use the prefix "un."
Note: If you have to make the negative, it’s easier to use "not."
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November 11, 2011