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    Some perplexities

    Hi,

    - A masterpiece that will soon be considered a classic. *why there is not "as" before "a"?

    Thanks,
    Joe
    Last edited by joeoct; 19-Jun-2011 at 00:25.

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    Re: Some perplexities

    Joeoct, please DO post five different threads with one topic each.

    Answering unrelated questions in the same thread always leads to confusion if someone wants to comment or ask for further information on one of the topics.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Some perplexities

    Ok, I had thought it would look like a spam.

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    Re: Some perplexities

    I appreciate that you were trying to keep the forum tidy, but it really does make the individual threads a mess.

    By the way, welcome to the forums!

    I personally see little difference in:
    I consider her a friend. I consider as a friend.
    It will be thought a masterpiece. It will be thought of as a masterpiece.

    I find it more idiomatic (meaning: we say it that way because we just do, not because there is a rule that tells us we should) to omit the "as."

    Edited to fiix error.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 19-Jun-2011 at 01:53.
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    Re: Some perplexities

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I appreciate that you were trying to keep the forum tidy, but it really does make the individual threads a mess.

    By the way, welcome to the forums!

    I personally see little difference in:
    I consider her a friend. I consider as a friend.
    It will thought a masterpiece. It will be thought of as a masterpiece.

    I find it more idiomatic (meaning: we say it that way because we just do, not because there is a rule that tells us we should) to omit the "as."
    It will thought a masterpiece. Could you reformulate this sentence?

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    Re: Some perplexities

    I will fix my error.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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