“Pretending like a dog,” “act like a dog,” or “imitate like a dog”?

John looks his son, pretending like a dog.

John looks his son, acting like a dog.

John looks his son, imitating like a dog.

To make his son laugh, John acts/pretends/imitates like a dog.

Which one of the word is correct between acts, pretends, and imitates?


You could use any of them but the form of the sentence is somewhat different.

John pretends to be a dog

John acts like a dog

John imitates a dog

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