Hello! How are you?
1.- They fly like (the) bats.
2.- They fly as if they were bats.
3.- They look as if they were bats.
4.- They look like (the) bats.
1.- I am trying to say their flight is like the bat?s one.
I thought of several possibilities, but I really hesitate
if all of them mean that thing. I am afraid 3 and 4 mean
they are like the bats but physically speaking.
By the way, Can I omit the definite article in
sentences one and four?
2.- In all sentences I used “like/as if”. Like+ noun;
As if+ sentence. Can
I replace “Like” with “as if” and meaning the same
same thing?. It seemed to me quite strange the
use of a long way for saying something that
can really be short just using “like”. But, well…
Thank you very much!