Or something VS. Something like

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Would you like something like coffee? VS. Would you like coffee or something?

 

Is there a meaning difference you feel between them?

 

Thank you so much as usual.

asked Apr 23 '13 at 00:53 Hans Contributor

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There is really no difference in meaning. The word "like" is very often misused in conversational English. In the first sentence, it means "such as". Written more formally: Would you like something to drink, such as coffee?Would you like to have some coffee or something else to drink?

link comment answered Apr 23 '13 at 10:58 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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