Is like a preposition in the sentence?
"Like I said , we do not offer a next day service"? asked a post office worker.
No. Prepositional phrases contain a preposition word, a noun, and sometimes an adjective (including articles). I have yet to see a prepositional phrase with a verb. You have a conjunction, a pronoun, and a verb.
Here is like as a preposition:
He works like a beaver.
I see a problem with what you wrote. It is a statement, not a question, and the question mark and the word "asked" seem out of place.
|link||edited May 04 '12 at 13:19 Courtney Contributor|
Like I said is incorrect but annoyingly common (it's a pet peeve of mine). It's incorrect for the reason that Courtney states, prepositional phrases do not contain verbs. It should be As I said.
I agree with Courtney on the not a question part, as well. If it is a question, it should read "Do we offer next day service?" asked a post office worker. You'd think a postal worker would know this information, but maybe it's his first day.
|link||answered May 04 '12 at 13:40 Jody M. Expert|
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