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  1. #1
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    as

    I see you as dangerous.
    I see you as being dangerous.
    I see you as a dangerous person.

    are the sentences correct?and what's the difference?

    thanks

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    Re: as

    I think your sentence almost correct. I think the best sentence you wrote is this:
    I see you as a dangerous person.

    I copy something I have requested in other forum:

    Like /as


    "like" expresses true comparison
    "as" introduces a role and introduces a clause

    Examples

    1) I work like a horse >> true comparison

    2) I work as a teacher >> introduces a role

    3) * I work as a horse * (incorrect)

    4) I'm talking like your mother ( I'm not your mother )

    5) I'm talking as your mother (I am your mother)

    Clauses

    1) I'm talking as your mother does

    2)* I'm talking like your mother does* (incorrect/ colloquial)


    "Like" is heard, especially in AmE, but it is not universally accepted. >> This is what I've been taught at school (wait for natives to confirm or deny it)

    3) "She is behaving as if she is mad"

    4)* "She is behaving like she is mad" * (incorrect/ colloquial)

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