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LIKE  -  LOOK LIKE  -  BE LIKE

The difference between 'like', 'look like' and 'be like'.


LIKE   

Like can be used
  • as verb, to talk about tastes
  •  
  • as a preposition, with look and be to talk about appearance and ask for descriptions.

'LIKE' AS A VERB:
  • The verb to like is used to talk about tastes, what we enjoy or prefer.

    • What sport does Peter like? He likes tennis.
    • What sort of books does your Dad like? He likes historical books.
    • What's your favourite food? I like Italian food.

'LIKE' AS A PREPOSITION:

LOOK LIKE:   

- Preposition 'like' + verb 'look':
  • Look like is used to ask for and give an opinion about appearance.

    • What does Peter look like?
      He's tall, with dark hair, and he wears glasses.

BE LIKE:   

- Preposition 'like' + verb 'be':
  • Be like is used to ask for and give a general description.

    • What is Julie like?
      She is reliable, pleasant and helpful. She is like a friend.

TO SUM UP:
- We use like to talk about tastes and preferences.
- We use look like to describe physical appearance.
- We use be like to describe a person's character.
What does Alex like?
(=what are his preferences).
Alex likes football.  He also likes Chinese food ...
and of course he likes his car!
What does Alex look like?
(=describe his appearance).
He is tall and handsome, and he dresses well.
He's a big guy.  He looks like a rugbyman.
Who does Alex look like?
 (=his similarity with another person).
He looks like his father really, but in some ways he also looks like George Clooney.
What is Alex like?
(=describe his personality).
He is nice and friendly and always willing to help -
a great friend to have.