This post might be like others you have seen on the internet. And, they are probably alike in many ways. But, what makes this post different, is that it was written by me! And you know that I sometimes get a little crazy… Just like the Mad Hatter. In fact, He and I are quite a’like.
But another feature of this post that will show that I’m not like others who write on this subject, is that I am going to tell you, “Why?”… (My favorite question) 😉
You may have noticed in the first paragraph, that the second time I used the word “alike”, I added an apostrophe. This is not the standard spelling in “modern” times but was used a very long time ago. The reason I did this is to show you that the letter “A” on the word, is actually a prefix.
The prefix “a-“, added to a word, has a few meanings. The most common being in words like: “Around“, “Away“, “Abroad“. In these examples the prefix, “a-“ means something like: “Apart-from“.
However, in the word “Alike” – As with other words like: “Apace“, “Ablaze“, “Aright“ – The prefix is used to show a condition, by turning a noun into a stative verb.
The word “Alike” is simply the product of taking the word, “like” and adding the prefix “A-“ to it. Meaning: “To have the condition of being…”. This then means that the word “Alike” – used to compare two or more things to each other, has the same meaning as the phrase…
“…(to be) like each other”
Yes… That is exactly what it means. There is absolutely no difference in meaning. The only difference between these two words is in the construction of the sentence that the words “Like” or “Alike” are used in.
Thank You President Trump!!!
“They are all quite alike“
And That’s That!
Have An Excellent Day!
(And please don’t be a douche-bag)