What part of speech is LIKE?

Like is usually a preposition, verb or conjunction.

A search in the iWeb and NOW corpora for ‘like’:

preposition

1 LIKE (II) 12859907

1  I WAS LIKE, ‘ 43416

When Matthew told me that was yoursI was like,I walk by there all the time.”

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2 IT LOOKS LIKE THE EMAIL 36854
3  I ‘M LIKE , ‘ 16067
4  I WAS LIKE , ” 12239

verb

Would you like to come to lunch with us?

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Do you like this hotel?

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2 LIKE (VVI) 2829631

1 WOULD YOU LIKE TO VIEW 77068
2  WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE 43558
3 YOU WOULD LIKE TO , 28742
4  YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO 28533

3 LIKE (VV0) 1807281

1 IF YOU LIKE THIS STORY 13597
2 DO YOU LIKE THIS STORY 8009
3 IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU 6254
4 IF YOU LIKE WHAT WE 6002

conjunction

8 LIKE (CS) 242194

1  I FEEL LIKE I ‘M 20319

I feel like I’m disappearing.

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2  I FELT LIKE I WAS 13543
3  I FEEL LIKE I ‘VE 9831
4  I FEEL LIKE I HAVE 6303

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