Podcast #99 Expressions formed with WHAT…LIKE

Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Other, Questions

Note: Sentences in italics were presented for listening only.

What is the new teacher like?

What’s it like to work two jobs?

What was it like fighting in the war?

I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a banker.

Tell me what it’s like living alone.

 

It’s cloudy today.

It is cloudy today.

 

It’s been very hot this summer

It has been very hot this summer.

 

What’s the new teacher like?

What’s the mayor’s office like?

What’s your Facebook page like?

What’s a full-day hike in the desert like?

What was the meeting like?

What was his girlfriend like?

What was living with four dogs like?

 

What was it like fighting in the war?

What was it like to fight in the war?

 

What’s it like to work two jobs?

What’s it like working two jobs?

 

What’s it been like to live in Cairo?

What’s it been like living in Cairo?

 

What’s it like to be in a tornado?

What’s it like being in a tornado?

 

What’s it been like to have your own business?

What’s it been like having your own business?

 

What was it like to surf in Hawaii?

What was it like surfing in Hawaii?

 

What was it like to work for the city?

Tell me what it was like to work for the city.

 

 

What was it like fighting in the war?

Tell me what it was like fighting in the war.

 

What’s it like to work two jobs?

I can’t imagine what it’s like to work two jobs.

 

What’s it been like living in Cairo?

He wrote about what it’s been like living in Cairo.

 

What’s it like to be in a tornado?

She described what it’s like to be in a tornado.

 

What’s it been like having your own business?

Tell us what it’s been like having your own business.

 

What was it like to surf in Hawaii?

His video showed what it was like to surf in Hawaii.

 

What’s the new teacher like?

Tell me what the new teacher is like.

 

What’s the mayor’s office like?

I can’t imagine what the mayor’s office is like.

 

What’s your Facebook page like?

Describe what your Facebook page is like.

 

What’s a full-day hike in the desert like?

They explained what a full-day hike in the desert is like.

 

What was the meeting like?

She outlined what the meeting was like.

 

What was his girlfriend like?

Is he lying about what his girlfriend is like?

 

What was living with four dogs like?

He told us what living with four dogs was like.

 

From the Internet

These titles of Internet articles are in the form What it’s like…. which otherwise appears inside a sentence and not at its beginning.

What it’s like to own an Apple product.

What It’s Like to Have Autism

What It’s Like to Work in an Office Designed for Telecommuting

What it’s like to drive a Ferrari

What It’s Like To Audition (Unsuccessfully) For American Idol

 

 

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