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    I play as an attacker?

    Hi,
    if I speak about the roles in a (volleyball) team, can I say:

    "I play AS AN attacker"?

    "my best friend plays AS A libero? ( plays libero?)

    Thanks
    Rip

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    Re: I play as an attacker?

    Just "I play attacker" would be more common. Nothing grammatically wrong with "play as" but not commonly used. Unless you were drawing a contrast.

    I usually play attacker, but because of injuries I had to play "as a libero."

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    #3

    Re: I play as an attacker?

    How about "play as attacker"? (Without the article.)

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    Re: I play as an attacker?

    No, I think you need the article if you use "as." I can play linebacker, or play as a linebacker. But not play as linebacker.

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    #5

    Re: I play as an attacker?

    Thanks for you help,
    can I also say "I had to play libero"? you wrote "as a libero";
    you say "as an attacker is not common";is "as a libero" uncommon, too?

    Rip

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No, I think you need the article if you use "as." I can play linebacker, or play as a linebacker. But not play as linebacker.

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    Re: I play as an attacker?

    Yes, "I had to play libero" is good.

    I don't know what a "libero" is.

    My point is:

    1. Play "position" (e.g. play fullback) is most common
    2. Play "as a position" (e.g. play as a halfback) is also possible, but usually when contrasting with another position.

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    Re: I play as an attacker?

    NOT A TEACHER.

    I may be wrong, but I think the players whose main job is to spike the ball are called "hitters."

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