Confusing words: Like and As if / As though

“Like” is overused (i.e., used when it shouldn’t be), and both “as if” and “as though” are underused (i.e., not used when they should be). The distinction between “like” and “as though / as if” is both simple and straightforward: In the first example, “me” is a pronoun. In the second example, “a screaming cat” is… Read More