Originally Posted by probus
1) I consider her as
my best friend.
2) I consider her to be my best friend.
3) I consider her my best friend.
2 and 3 are both OK and commonly used. 1 is not natural English.
Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn
Originally Posted by emsr2d2
I have been told that native English speakers don’t say "I consider something as …". Does that mean that in Canadian version it is acceptable to use "I consider something as …"? Also, my question was about somebody not something. ems' reply was clear to the point. But when I saw your sentence, I started thinking about other English versions.
Does "I consider somebody not something as …" make sense to you?
Apologize for consuming your time, but I need you to clear it up.