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    I consider him as my friend or I consider him my friend

    i consider him as my friend or I consider him my friend. Which is correct or both?

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    Re: I consider him as my friend or I consider him my friend

    Quote Originally Posted by jhjdie View Post
    i consider him as my friend or I consider him my friend. Which is correct or both?
    If you must use "consider", I prefer "I consider him (to be) a friend".

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    Re: I consider him as my friend or I consider him my friend

    Remember that "consider" can have two different meanings. It can mean "to look at/to think about" or "to believe to be".

    I have considered all my options and I consider them all to be terrible = I have looked at all my options and I believe them all to be terrible.


    I consider him my friend = I believe that he is my friend.
    I consider him to be my friend = I believe that he is my friend
    I consider him as my friend = I look at him as if he is my friend (literally "look at" him - stare at his face!) The sentence is unnatural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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