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    #1

    think highly of sb (being sth|as sth)

    Hello.

    Are these sentences correct? Do they make any sense to you?

    1. Sarah thinks highly of Tom being an engineer.
    2. Sarah thinks highly of Tom as an engineer.

    Thanks.

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    Re: think highly of sb (being sth|as sth)

    Both sentences are correct.

    If Sarah thinks highly of Tom being an engineer, she likes the very fact he is an engineer, as opposed to a beggar.

    If Sarah thinks highly of Tom as an engineer, she believes he is a good engineer and will trust him to design her new bridge.
    Last edited by abaka; 20-Jun-2012 at 10:45. Reason: typo, sigh

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    Re: think highly of sb (being sth|as sth)

    "Sarah thinks highly of Tom because he is an engineer" means that she has a high opinion of him as a person but she seems to be basing that opinion mainly on the fact that he is an engineer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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