Executive Communication Like, what’s the deal with misusing like? The overuse of ‘like’ stems from using it as a preposition instead of ‘as’ when comparing nouns and pronouns. By Ragan StaffJan. 20, 2010 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.