Good day, All,
I am working on editing my novel, Born to be Brothers, and Joyce, me editor, is teaching me humility like I've never known. In any case, one tip I'd like to pass along is how and when to use "like" vs. "as if."
Use "like" when it is followed by a noun. For example, "He looks like John."
Use "as if" when it is followed by a phrase. An example might be, "He looks as if he's nervous about something."
Not that I made those mistakes, of course! I guess Joyce simply wanted to give me that information in case I ever needed it... (You believe me, don't you?)
PS. Check out my blog, CPatrickSchulze.blogspot.com for another editing tip.