Could you tell me what is the difference between 'remain sth/sb' and 'remain as sth/sb'? For example, which can I use in the following sentence?
1. In spite of their quarrel, they remained (as?) the friends. ...remained friends. (no "as" and definitely no "the")42-122
2. Despite the job losses, Parker remained as (the) manager.
Why? Maybe it's because friendship is a personal relationship, while a manager is an official.
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