LINKING VERB + like | similar to

Point 55 in the category of CLAUSES/comparatives is defined as:

linking verbs + ‘like’ or ‘similar to’.

 

A search in iWeb for:

look* like * * *

1 LOOKS LIKE THIS : 14720
2 LOOK LIKE THIS : 13872
3 LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE 2487
4 LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE 2423
5 LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF 2081
6 LOOKED LIKE THIS : 1922
7 LOOK LIKE THIS . 1826
8 LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE 1608
9 LOOKS LIKE IT ‘S GOING 1499
10 LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE 1469

1 SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF 3499
2 SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA 2604

Again, it sounds like a good idea.

3 SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A 2474
4 SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA 1903
5 SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE 1642
6 SOUND LIKE MUCH , BUT 1599
7 SOUND LIKE A LOT , 1426
8 SOUNDS LIKE IT WOULD BE 1218
9 SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A 1195
10 SOUND LIKE A LOT OF 1140

1 TASTES LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN 137
2 TASTE LIKE ? THE 125
3 TASTE LIKE THE REAL THING 98
4 TASTES LIKE THE REAL THING 91
5 TASTE LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN 71
6 TASTES LIKE A COMBINATION OF 63
7 TASTED LIKE IT HAD BEEN 61
8 TASTES LIKE IT CAME FROM 50
9 TASTE LIKE THE REAL DEAL 42
10 TASTE LIKE , WELL , 39

5 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT . 132 (famous grunge song takes the first 5 ranked strings)
6 SMELLS LIKE ROTTEN EGGS . 81
7 SMELLING LIKE A ROSE . 64
8 SMELLS LIKE ROTTEN EGGS , 51
9 SMELLS LIKE A MIX OF 44
10 SMELLS LIKE THE REAL THING 39
11 SMELL LIKE ROTTEN EGGS . 38
12 SMELLS LIKE A MIXTURE OF 35
13 SMELL LIKE ? THIS 34
14 SMELL LIKE THE INSIDE OF 33
15 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT 30

look* similar to * *

1 LOOK SIMILAR TO THIS : 546
2 LOOK SIMILAR TO THE FOLLOWING 459
3 LOOK SIMILAR TO THE ONE 270
4 LOOKS SIMILAR TO THE ONE 212
5 LOOKS SIMILAR TO THIS : 185
6 LOOK SIMILAR TO THE IMAGE 163
7 LOOKS SIMILAR TO THE FOLLOWING 132
8 LOOK SIMILAR TO THIS . 129
9 LOOK SIMILAR TO EACH OTHER 83
10 LOOK SIMILAR TO THAT OF 76

1 SOUND SIMILAR TO THAT OF 83
2 SOUNDS SIMILAR TO WHAT I 68
3 SOUNDS SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU 51
4 SOUNDS SIMILAR TO MINE . 32
5 SOUNDS SIMILAR TO THE ONE 28
6 SOUNDS SIMILAR TO THE WORD 27
7 SOUND SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU 25
8 SOUNDS SIMILAR TO THAT OF 25
9 SOUND SIMILAR TO WHAT I 18
10 SOUNDS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE 18

1 TASTE SIMILAR TO THAT OF 37
2 TASTE SIMILAR TO SPINACH . 6
3 TASTE SIMILAR TO ASPARAGUS , 5
4 TASTE SIMILAR TO NUTS LIKE 5
5 TASTES SIMILAR TO BROWN SUGAR 5

1 SMELL SIMILAR TO THAT OF 19
2 SMELL SIMILAR TO ” ROTTEN 6
3 SMELL SIMILAR TO THE SMELL 5
4 SMELLS SIMILAR TO ROTTEN EGGS 4
5 SMELL SIMILAR TO ROTTEN EGGS 3


A2 vocabulary:

could, following, idea, might, mine, mix, real, song



Another example:

He looks like a cute turtle.

PELIC STUDENT: Korean, Male, Level 2