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Urpi
Peru

DOUBTS
 
Hi everybody:
I have two questions what is the difference between LOOK LIKE and LOOK ALIKE
when do we use them?
The second question is when I use: He did that  to make the students unsderstand.   or He did that  to make the students unsderstood. Which one is correct? Please
Thanks a bunch.

17 Feb 2010      



lizsantiago
Puerto Rico

you can look like your father or mother but you are not his/her double

17 Feb 2010     



apayala
Spain

I don´t know really if there is any difference in meaning but the first difference I would notice is that when you use "alike" the sentence ends there. "they look alike". End of the sentence. But if you use "look like" you write something afterwards. "He looks like his father".

17 Feb 2010     



apayala
Spain

For your second question, I would say "to make the students understand".

17 Feb 2010     



anaisabel001
Spain



Look- alike

Adjective= Resemble closely. “They have look-alike cars”

Noun = Double, image. Someone who resembles a famous person.”He could be Pitt’s double. “She is the very image of her mother.

Look like
Verb =bear a physical resemblance to; "She looks like her mother" 

Idioms & Phrases

  1. Have the appearance of, as in “This letter looks like an acceptance”.
  2. It looks like. It seems likely that, as in” It looks like they ´ll invite us to dinner”.
http://www.wordreference.com/definition/LOOK+ALIKE

For your second question I ´d say "to make the students understand".
Hope it helps.

 


17 Feb 2010     



Urpi
Peru

Thanks a lot guys, it ´s good to know that I can always count on you. XOXO :) 

18 Feb 2010     



dawnmain
United Kingdom

The second question is when I use: He did that  to make the students unsderstand.   or He did that  to make the students unsderstood. Which one is correct?
 
The first means the students understand something.
 
the second means other people understand the students eg he hired a translator to make sure the english reporter understood the foreign students.

18 Feb 2010