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    Dear teachers,

    I still feel confused by "as" as conjuction and as relative pronoun.



    a. This man is described by peopel as appearing alert. (According to Grammar book this is subject complement)

    b. He was not at all what one would regard as the figure of a soldier.(According to Grammar book this is subject complement)

    I can't see the difference between the two and I think the first is correct when it is passive voice. Is that right?



    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I still feel confused by "as" as conjuction and as relative pronoun.



    a. This man is described by people as appearing alert. (According to Grammar book this is subject complement) correct. the underlined expression is a prepositional phrase, modifying the subject 'the man'

    b. He was not at all what one would regard as the figure of a soldier.(According to Grammar book this is subject complement) Same as above but modifying the ptonoun 'what' which refers to the subject 'He'

    I can't see the difference between the two and I think the first is correct when it is passive voice. Is that right?



    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Here ‘as’ is neither used as a conjunction or relative pronoun to join or introduce a clause. In both the sentences it acts as preposition to link a noun with the sentence.

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    Re: as


    Hi sarat,
    Sorry I made a mistake.
    According to Grammar book the second sentence is "object compliment". That's why I feel confused.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Here as is neither used as a conjunction or relative pronoun to join or introduce a clause. In both the sentences it acts as preposition to link a noun with the sentence.

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