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    Default 'remain' or 'remain as'

    Hello, Teachers.

    Could you tell me what is the difference between 'remain sth/sb' and 'remain as sth/sb'? For example, which can I use in the following sentence?
    1. In spite of their quarrel, they remained (as?) the friends.
    2. Despite the job losses, Parker remained (as?) manager.
    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hello, Teachers.

    Could you tell me what is the difference between 'remain sth/sb' and 'remain as sth/sb'? For example, which can I use in the following sentence?
    1. In spite of their quarrel, they remained (as?) the friends. ...remained friends. (no "as" and definitely no "the")
    2. Despite the job losses, Parker remained as (the) manager.

    Why? Maybe it's because friendship is a personal relationship, while a manager is an official.
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    "Parker remained manager" sounds OK to me.

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