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    #1

    a particular culture sees as being ...

    In the following passage I got a point:

    Such environments are conceptualized as settings for the kind of people whom a particular culture sees as being normative, and for the kind of lifestyle that is regarded as significant and typical of the group and that distinguishes it from other groups.

    I think the passive form of 'see' should be replaced.

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    Re: a particular culture sees as being ...

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by be replaced. There is no passive voice in the sentence. Are you asking for the passive voice?

    The sentence as written is grammatically correct. It is the usual extremely dense and barely intelligible stuff of sociology, but it is nonethelessl correct.

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    Re: a particular culture sees as being ...

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by be replaced. There is no passive voice in the sentence. Are you asking for the passive voice?

    The sentence as written is grammatically correct. It is the usual extremely dense and barely intelligible stuff of sociology, but it is nonethelessl correct.
    "Such environments are conceptualized as settings for the kind of people" and "and for the kind of lifestyle that is regarded as significant and typical of the group" are passive. Otherwise I agree. In the clause under question, there's no passive voice.
    " ... whom a particular culture sees as being normative ..." = "A particular culture [subject] sees [active verb] whom (a kind of people) [direct object] as being normative."

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