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#EngVocab: ‘The Same’, ‘Similar’, ‘Like’, and ‘Alike’

Hello, Fellas. Our session today is about some vocabularies with similar meaning – “the same,” “similar,” “like,” and “alike” – and how to use them in a sentence.

The same and similar are adjectives. However, same is always preceded by the.

  • Examples:
    • “Jane and Mary have the same personalities.”
    • “Jane and Mary have similar personalities.”
    • “Their personalities are the same.”
    • “Their personalities are similar.”

The other difference between “the same and “similar” lies in the prepositions following them. “As” comes after “the same,” while “to” follows “similar.”

  • Examples:
    • “Your smartphone is the same as mine.”
    • “Your smartphone is similar to mine.”

There may be a noun between “the same” and “as.”

  • Example:
    • “Jane is the same age as Mary.”

There is a slight difference between “like” and “alike.” “Like” precedes a noun, but “alike” never comes before a noun.

  • Examples:
    • The house looks like a palace.
    • The two sisters are alike.


  • Betty Schrampfer Azar, Fundamentals of English Grammar: Third Edition
  • Deborah Phillips, Longman Complete Course for the TOEFL Test

Compiled and written by @fathrahman for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, September 28, 2018



#ENGQUOTE: being Thankful

Hi, fellas! How’s life? It’s good, isn’t it? It has been raining all day long here in Jakarta. What about in your city?

Several floods have been reported to hit some parts of Indonesia. However, we need to be thankful for any good things we have now.

In today’s session, I’d like to share some English quotes related to being thankful. Let’s check them out! #EngQuote

“ ’Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” (Alice Walker) #EngQuote

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” (Oprah W) #EngQuote

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” (Melody Beattie) #EngQuote

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” (William Arthur) #EngQuote

“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” (Elie Wiessel) #EngQuote

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” (Meister Eckhart) #EngQuote

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton) #EngQuote

That’s all the English quotes, related to being thankful, that I can share with you in this session, fellas. May God always be with you. #EngQuote

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Source: brainyquote.com and keepinspiring.me.

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on February 9, 2014.