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    Default as being in favor/as someone in favor

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I went there as being in favor of the project but when I saw what was going on I changed my mind.

    2-I went there as someone in favor of the project but when I saw what was going on I changed my mind.
    3-I went there as someone who was in favor of the project but when I saw what was going on I changed my mind.

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    Default Re: as being in favor/as someone in favor

    Yes, but I'd say 'I went there as a supporter of the project but....'

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    Default Re: as being in favor/as someone in favor

    You could also try "I went there because I believed in/supported/was in favor of the project but..."
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: as being in favor/as someone in favor

    I find 1 awkward.

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    Default Re: as being in favor/as someone in favor

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I find 1 awkward.
    I also find the "being" strange.

    I wonder if "I went there as a being (= a living creature) in favor of the project but when I saw what was going on I changed my mind." sounds better.


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    Default Re: as being in favor/as someone in favor

    I'm afraid it doesn't, tzfujimino.

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    Default Re: as being in favor/as someone in favor

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I find 1 awkward.
    I agree. I think it works better without the "as".

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