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  1. #1
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    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)?

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    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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