consider as / consider to be
Could someone explain to me the difference between following sentences:
1. She is considered to be our friend.
1a. She is considered as our friend.
2. I considered him to be fool.
2a. I considered him as fool.
Could it be related to speaker's confindence in suggestion being less or more probable (our friend; fool)?
Re: consider as / consider to be
No difference is meaning or intimation, AAA-- just alternate ways of construction. (And #2 & 2a should read 'a fool')
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