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Here is a sentence:
She looked at him as if he was a nobody.
Can I also say this phrase as follows:
She looked at him like a nobody.
She saw him as a nobody.
The point is that these two sentences were suggested as an alternative to the first one.
Then, could you explain to me the meaning of the "She saw him as a nobody." ?
I think the meaning of this phrase is:
6) If you see someone or something as a certain thing, you have the opinion that they are that thing.
'If so, the 'She saw him as a nobody' means the same as 'She looked at him as if he was a nobody'.
Am I wrong?
Last edited by Alex Perfilov; 26-Jan-2013 at 19:32.
One more question, please:
These two phrases are at the end of this pageNow he just wished for her to look at him like anyone.
She looks at him like no one.
Does that mean that she looks at him as if she were anyone/no one ?
(And are these phrases grammatically correct?)
Can the sentence from my first post (She looked at him like a nobody) mean the same as these two do?
Those two sentences sound very strange to me.