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    Even in ancient times, our ancestors advanced the idea that the human is precious and praised man as being above the others of the world.

    Can I say "praised man above the others of the world"? Please.

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    Default Re: rephrasing

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Even in ancient times, our ancestors advanced the idea that the human is precious and praised man as being above the others of the world.

    Can I say "praised man above the others of the world"? Please.
    The sentence itself is fine. Leave it as it is. If you try to change it with yours, the meaning will not be clear.
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    Default Re: rephrasing

    Could you tell me what "man as being" means?

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    Default Re: rephrasing

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Could you tell me what "man as being" means?
    As being=as man is above the others of the world. A complete clause is actually hidden here which is represented by "as being" therefore, we can't omit it. Got it now, dear?
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    I got it. Dear Dawood.

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