Use of “like” and “as”

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I have a problem with use of “like” and “as” in the following example: “What is the primary or core motivation of human existence; what are the main constructs of the theory; what the theory sees as healthy, and what it sees as unhealthy.”

asked Mar 31 '11 at 01:55 Nyana Lesaldo New member

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Nyana, 

 

There is no problem with your use of 'as' in this sentence.  However, you have a problem with parallelism.  Your list starts with questions, but ends with a statement.  All components of your list should serve the same function.  See below:

 

“What is the primary or core motivation of human existence; what are the main constructs of the theory; what does the theory see as healthy, and what does it seeas unhealthy?

 

I hope this helps.

 

Kim

link comment answered Mar 31 '11 at 12:31 Kimberly Expert

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