Use of “like” and “as”
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.”
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.
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Hero of the day
Person voted on the most questions.