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    I won't have you as a teacher

    In the following sentence 'as a teacher' refers to 'I' or to 'you'? Can it refer to 'I'?

    e.g. It's such a pity I won't have you as a teacher!

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    Re: I won't have you as a teacher

    "I" refers to the speaker, "you" the teacher.

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    Re: I won't have you as a teacher

    y e s . but ... The point is that, in that context, 'as a teacher' refers to 'you'.

    b

    PS It would be possible but clumsy to say something like 'I disapprove of this software as a parent', in which 'as a <noun>' appears at the end of a sentence that starts with the 'I' that it refers to. But it would be much better to say 'As a parent I disapprove of this software' or even 'I, as a parent, disapprove of this software' - perhaps you could tell us why those two are better...:=?
    Last edited by BobK; 29-Feb-2012 at 16:57. Reason: Added PS

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