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What does alike mean? #1 (permalink) Sat May 02, 2009 19:49 pm   What does alike mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #195 "Phrasal Verbs (L)", question 8

You can't tell them apart -- Elena ......... her mother.

(a) looks just alike
(b) looks just like
(c) looks just over

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #195 "Phrasal Verbs (L)", answer 8

You can't tell them apart -- Elena looks just like her mother.

Correct answer: (b) looks just like
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when i use look like and when i have to use look alike which is the difference?
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What does alike mean? #2 (permalink) Sun May 03, 2009 7:39 am   What does alike mean?
 

Hi,

'Alike' stands on its own and 'like' has to be linked with a noun/pronoun as in: They look like one another/ They look alike.

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What does alike mean? #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:57 am   What does alike mean?
 

Hi Alan,

Is this sentence correct

We can't tell them apart. Elena and her mom kook just alike.
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What does alike mean? #4 (permalink) Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:48 am   What does alike mean?
 

Apart from the typo in the word 'look', you would not need to use 'just' there.
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What does alike mean? #5 (permalink) Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:56 am   What does alike mean?
 

Hi Kietsjsu,

You wouldn't usually qualify 'alike', used here as an adjective. You could, if you really wanted to stress the similarity, say 'compeletely alike'.

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