Fix this: December solution.

Winston tastes good like a cigarette should is a grammar problem.  “Like” is the culprit.  It should read “as a cigarette should.”  “Like” is a preposition indicating a resemblance between nouns: a person, place, or thing.  “The tall bay looked like a winner to John,” compares a horse to a winner.  “The man clung like a limpet to the boulder,” compares a man to a limpet.  “As,” “as if,”  and “as though” compare verbs.  “He ran as if a tiger were chasing him,” compares how he ran to how he would run with a tiger chasing him.  “Winston tastes good as a cigarette should”, compares how a Winston tastes to how a good cigarette should taste.  “Tastes” in this case is a verb.

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