Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 09, 2004
In Reply to: ESC: U.S., United States posted by ESC on July 09, 2004
: : : : (New thread because ESC's question thread has technical difficulties.) Yes, I've heard of it. "U.S." as a noun is very informal. At a still higher level of formality than AP style, even the adjectival form would be spelled out.
: : : Like I said, I hate to be wrong.
: : Shouldn't that be, "As I said..."?!?!
: Don't ask me. I was wrong about the other thing.
Correct. It should be "as".
Like is a preposition. It should be followed by an object to make a prepositional phrase.
As is a conjunction. It should be followed by a clause containing a subject and a verb.