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    Default As ???

    "Reputation is defined as the current assessment of

    an entity's desirability as established by some

    external person or group of persons."

    How to define ' as ' in this sentence ? Pronouns ???Hmm, looks like it

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    I would say as in that sentence is a conjunction.

    By the way, I would put it more simply, thus:

    • Your reputation is what other people think of you.


    How's that?

    :)

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    Simple and precise Ron :)

    By the way, can I use your explanation to answer somebody's question ? I mean somewhere :)

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    Oops, if it is a conjuction the following clause must have a verb right ? but it doesn't ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Simple and precise Ron :)
    I usually operate on the KISS principle. KISS = keep it simple, stupid. :wink:

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    By the way, can I use your explanation to answer somebody's question ? I mean somewhere :)
    Of course.

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Oops, if it is a conjuction the following clause must have a verb right ? but it doesn't ?
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    • "Reputation is defined as the current assessment of an entity's desirability as established by some external person or group of persons."


    Um, established is a verb.

    :)

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    What a serious overlook :) Thanks

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    Can't believe how quick you were at knowing 'as' functions as a conjunction. Wow! It took me, like, 5 minutes to get its function.
    You R za masta! :D

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    • "Reputation is defined as the current assessment of an entity's desirability as established by some external person or group of persons."


    Um, established is a verb.
    passive verb, okay, past participle (technically) :D

    desirability = noun
    as (it is) established by some X = adjective phrase modifying 'desirability'
    as = conjunction

    Cas :D

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    The picture is much clearer by now :)

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