Can 'like' mean 'as'? Can it mean 'such as'?

 

There's a popular view that like can't mean such as, as in, "Enjoy activities like hiking and biking." Another popular view is that like can introduce a whole clause the way as can, as in, "Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should." Both these views are wrong. Here's why.

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