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It smells like something is burning.

(Is this sentence correct? What does 'It' refer to?)

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    Yes, it's correct.

    It is an indefinite pronoun referring to the smell.

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    Personal pronoun? And then is' like' 'as if' or 'as'?

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    Using "like" is perfectly acceptable in informal writing.

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