they're like?

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they're like?

Postby pdh0224 » Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:53 am

Dear teacher,

Students feel the pressure, too, whether or not they are receiving help with test preparation. "Once they see their peers either getting tutoring or raising their scores as a result of tutoring, they're like, 'These are the guys I'm competing against,' " said Bruce Mendelsohn, who does one-on-one tutoring for the verbal section of the SAT's part-time in the Washington area.

Q : What is the function of "like" in the sentence?

What is the function of 'These are the guys I'm competing

against,' in the sentence?




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Postby Alan » Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:23 am

It is a popular nonstandard expression meaning 'they say/think something like...'.


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