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    What part of speech is "as" in this sentence?

    MOBA games are viewed as distinct from and more legitimate than RPG games.

    Thank you!
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    #2

    Re: What part of speech is "as" in this sentence?

    Preposition.

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    #3

    Re: What part of speech is "as" in this sentence?

    MOBA games are viewed as distinct.

    Preposition with an adjective object?

    That goes against what I know about prepositions.

    Objects of prepositions must be nouns.
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    #4

    Re: What part of speech is "as" in this sentence?

    You are correct. I answered in haste. It appears to be acting as a conjunction there.

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    #5

    Re: What part of speech is "as" in this sentence?

    Anyone else want to chime in?

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    #6

    Re: What part of speech is "as" in this sentence?

    adverb? How are MOBA games viewed?
    MOBA games are viewed as distinct.
    MOBA games are viewed as [being] distinct.
    MOBA games are viewed as [if they were] distinct.
    In any case, what follows "viewed" seems to be an adverbial phrase.

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    Re: What part of speech is "as" in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    adverb? How are MOBA games viewed?
    MOBA games are viewed as distinct.
    MOBA games are viewed as [being] distinct.
    MOBA games are viewed as [if they were] distinct.
    In any case, what follows "viewed" seems to be an adverbial phrase.
    This seems right to me. Whatever follows is adverbial, whether phrase or clause. Thank you!

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