Such as Versus If

Did you know there’s a difference between “such as” and “like”? “Such as” is for when you want to create examples. “I like animals, such as cats.” “Like” is for when you want to draw a comparison as in, “I like people who are like cats.” It’s a subtle difference, and it’s usually not important. But, in formal nonfiction writing, knowing the difference can help create clean and polished writing!