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    Hello everybody,

    I need someone to explain the meaning of AS in the sentence below:
    "This definition as distinguished from the second one."
    My aim is to understand the use of as in that sentence. I have another example:
    " It was given to Abraham the responsibility of keeping alive the truth of one god as distinguished from the prevailing belief in plural deities."
    I would love to be able to understand that, could you help?
    What is the function of as in sentences like these? I have seen so many of them,...as(adj)..from...
    Please help me.
    Thank you

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    Default Re: as distinguished

    as = used for saying that something is considered in a particular way

    this definition as (its being) distinguished from the second one

    as = preposition

    as distinguished from... = prepositional phrase functioning adjectivally (it qualifies "this definition")

    Last edited by Finicky; 29-Apr-2012 at 03:35.

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    Default Re: as distinguished

    Quote Originally Posted by Finicky View Post
    as = used for saying that something is considered in a particular way

    this definition as (its being) distinguished from the second one

    as = preposition

    as distinguished from... = prepositional phrase functioning adjectivally (it qualifies "this definition")


    I am almost there Finicky, thanks for the help. Can you help with the meaning of distinguished in this phrase?
    Thank you so much

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    Default Re: as distinguished

    'As distinguished from' is similar in meaning to, and much less commonly used than, as distinct from.
    Last edited by 5jj; 29-Apr-2012 at 20:56. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: as distinguished

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'As distinguished from' is similar in meaning to, and much less commony used than, as distinct from.
    Thanks

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