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    Default 'consider' vs. 'consider as'

    In the sentence below, should the bolded words ('as') left out or not? I am tempted to leave it out, but I'm not sure.

    The author considers contemporary fiction “which shows the characters in contexts that accurately reflect the culture of the English-speaking world today” and folk stories which “mirror the prevailing cultural values and traditions of a people, and avoids stories that portray outdated customs and beliefs” as good choices for using in the language classroom.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: 'consider' vs. 'consider as'

    In or out, I don't think it makes much difference, Batmura.
    It's really a question of style. I might be inclined to leave out "as", like you.
    I'm more concerned, however, with "using" later on in the ending. Is it using or use?

    John

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    Default Re: 'consider' vs. 'consider as'

    Thank you. I do think it should have been 'use' -- thank you. Based on your reply, I believe both 'consider' and 'consider as' are grammatically correct. For whatever reason, I am inclined to leave out 'as', but I have no grammatical explanation for it.

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    Default Re: 'consider' vs. 'consider as'

    [QUOTE=batmura;821034]In the sentence below, should the bolded words ('as') left out or not? I am tempted to leave it out, but I'm not sure.

    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) As as is my second favorite word (after really), may I add my two cents' worth?

    (2) I would definitely leave it in.

    (a) That sentence is very long; it also has two long phrases in quotation marks. By the

    time that a reader gets to the end, s/he may let the word "beliefs" collide with the

    word "good." That little rascal "as" makes clear that the following words refer to

    "contemporary fiction" and "folk stories."

    (3) As the teacher told us, what is more important is the issue of "use" vs. "using."

    Along with you, I shall be eagerly waiting for the teachers to address this issue.

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    Default Re: 'consider' vs. 'consider as'

    Parser's correct.
    Leave "as" in this sentence for exactly the reasons he gave. `

    John

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