Similes vs. Metaphors

A simile is a phrase with “like” or “as” that uses a comparison to describe.


Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know which one you’re going to get.


A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true but helps explain an idea or make a comparison.

Metaphors do not use “like” or “as.” 


Bob is a couch potato.

< Your / You’re

YOUR: “Your” is a possessive pronoun, as in “your book” or “your house.”…

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Use TO in these cases: Destination  – “We’re going TO Korea.”…