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comma/not before 'like' [conjunction]: stared at him, like he had

Discussion in 'English Only' started by leetaicho, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. leetaicho Junior Member

    Mexican Spanish
    I am confused as to whether the comma before 'like' should be added when 'like' is used in the sense of 'it was as if'.

    Example:

    "She stared at him blankly a few seconds, like he had triggered an intricate thought within her."
     
  2. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    No comma is needed here, but "as if" is better.
     

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