Spelling: like or like?

like or like

Often when filling out forms of documents, filing applications and creating other text documents, we are faced with the question of the correct spelling of the words used.

Like or like?

So, for example, many make a mistake or doubt about how to write: like or like? Both options may appear to be correct. Of course, you can take advantage of various spell checking resources when disputes arise, but this is not always convenient. In addition, the electronic device necessary for carrying out these manipulations, or a dictionary, may not be at hand at all.

Verb spelling

So how do you spell: like or like? Let's figure it out.

First you need to determine the part of speech. In this case, we are dealing with a verb (β€œwhat are you doing?” - β€œlike”). Because we are talking clearly about one object, we have a singular verb.

Next is the face of the verb. Again, it is necessary to resort to the formulation of the question to which the delivered word answers:

  • what am i doing what are we doing? (like, like) - 1st person;
  • what are you doing? what you are doing? (like, like) - 2nd person;
  • what is he doing? what are they doing? (like, like) - 3rd person.

As you can see, we have the second person verb. You can also check this using the table. Here are the endings of the verbs of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd person.

faceunits numbermany number
1stuh-em, -im
2ndyou, youyou, you
3rd-it, -it-yut, -yut, -at, yat

The verb tense can be determined by the time of the question to which it answers. "What are you doing?" (now). As you can see, this verb of the present tense.

spelling like or like

The rule

According to the rules of the Russian language, the verbs of the present and future tense, of the second person in the singular, are written with a soft sign. Thus, to the question "How is it right - like or like?" The first answer is β€œlike”.

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/A10305/

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