Is the word “like” a preposition or verb in “You made me like this.”

Is the word “like” a preposition or verb in the sentence “You made me like this.”

Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you!

Answer

Without context (or the pronunciation pattern), it’s hard to tell. The sentence is ambiguous – it can very well be both.

“You made me like this.” with “like” as a verb would mean “You forced me/caused me to enjoy this”. For example:

– I thought you didn’t like eggplant?
– You made me like this! Your cooking is amazing!

“You made me like this.” with “like” as a preposition would mean “You caused me to become this kind of person”. For example:

– You’re so mean lately!
– You made me like this! You’ve always been mean to me!

The second usage is much more idiomatic, and the first is somewhat awkward, but both are valid.

Attribution
Source : Link , Question Author : Zoltan King , Answer Author : Maciej Stachowski

Leave a Comment