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    I read the following sentence in a textbook:

    Because the defendant's conduct is a factor in questions of causation, we will consider intentional killings separate from unintentional killings.

    I'm wondering why "separate" and not "separately" is correct.

    Thanks.

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    Re: separate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I read the following sentence in a textbook:

    Because the defendant's conduct is a factor in questions of causation, we will consider intentional killings separate from unintentional killings.

    I'm wondering why "separate" and not "separately" is correct.

    Thanks.
    It should be "separately" in my opinion. For "separate" to be correct, it would have to be worded something like this: "we will consider the intentional killings to have been separate from the unintentional killings.

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    Re: separate

    Perhaps the author meant to say "we will consider intentional killings to be separate from unintentional killings (i.e., we will regard intentional killings as being different from...)."

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    Re: separate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Perhaps the author meant to say "we will consider intentional killings to be separate from unintentional killings (i.e., we will regard intentional killings as being different from...)."
    Yes, possibly.

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