06/04/17 The Meaning of Alike

The Meaning of Alike

Alike means “like each other”. Compare:
  • The two boys are alike in looks, but not in personality.
  • He’s like his brother. (NOT He’s alike his brother.)
Alike is mainly used in predicative position. Compare:
  • His two daughters are very much alike.
  • He’s got two very similar-looking daughters. (NOT …alike daughters.)

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