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    -I don't want to remember Elena as a teacher anymore.

    Can we say that 'as a teacher' refers to 'Elena' or me? Does It depend on the text?

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    #2

    Re: as

    In the sentence you have given, "as a teacher" refers to Elena, not you.

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    #3

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    How can we construct as if I am Elena's teacher?

    -I, as a teacher, don't want to remember Elena anymore.

    Me: The teacher
    Elena: The student.

    Is that ok?

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    #4

    Re: as

    Quote Originally Posted by ridvann View Post
    How can we construct as if I am Elena's teacher?

    -I, as a teacher, don't want to remember Elena anymore.

    Me: The teacher
    Elena: The student.

    Is that ok?
    It's OK if you want to forget Elena. If it's just your teacher/student relationship you want to forget, you could say "I don't want to remember Elena as my student."

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    #5

    Re: as

    If we want to refer to the first pronoun, we can put 'as' at the begining of the sentence.

    As a woman, as a parent, as a working taxpayer, I choose Michelle Obama as first lady. (I am the woman, working taxpayer, and Michelle Obama is my first lady. Is that ok?)

    As a stylist, I'm as disappointed as a client when this happens.

    As a journalist, as a colleague, as a friend, Penny was all we ever could have asked for.
    Last edited by ridvann; 11-Jan-2012 at 12:36.

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    #6

    Re: as

    Quote Originally Posted by ridvann View Post

    As a journalist, as a colleague, as a friend, Penny was all we ever could have asked for.

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) May I most respectfully add my two cents?

    (a) If you want to repeat the word "as" for emphasis, that is fine. But you might consider using "and":

    As a journalist, as a colleague, and as a friend, Penny was all ....

    (b) I think that usually people would not repeat the "as" word:

    As a journalist, a colleague, and a friend, Penny was all ....

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    #7

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    All of them refer to the first pronoun, is that right? (first one:I, second one:I, third one:Penny)

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    #8

    Re: as

    If you mean As a journalist, as a colleague, as a friend, Penny was all we ever could have asked for., journalist, colleague and friend all refer to Penny.

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