Grammar lesson: Friends – 'as' and 'like'

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1 August 2023

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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 14:07


Hello User_1,

Yes, using 'since' instead of 'as' in that sentence is also correct. There's no real difference in meaning. In general, we put the clauses that start with 'as' or 'since' at the beginning of sentences, but, as in this case, it's also possible later in the sentence.

I'm afraid I didn't know where the task was in the video and don't have the time to search for it. If you send use the time code we can have look, but I might as well as say that your three sentences are also correct, though I'd recommend breaking the second one into two ('His hobby is the same as mine. He listens to music as much as I do, but I'm not as sociable as him').

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by User_1 on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 08:55


Hi Jo,
Thanks for your lesson.
About this sentence:
"We don't see each other often, as we live in different cities", could I replace because with since?
This way: We don't see each other often, since we live in different cities.
For the task:
We met at school and right away we got on because we could rely on each other.
His hobby is the same as mine, in fact he listens to music as much as I do, but I am not as sociable as him.
Despite the differences, we still get along.
Could I get your feedback, please?
Thank you!