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    #1

    correct or as correct

    1. He considers this sentence correct.
    2. He considers this sentence as correct.

    Please tell which one is correct. If the use of "as" is wrong, please tell how it could be used correctly in this sentence.

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    #2

    Re: correct or as correct

    In my opinion, "as" is incorrect. Why do you feel the need to use it?

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    #3

    Re: correct or as correct

    I agree with Mike.

    You could also say 'He considers this sentence to be correct'.

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    #4

    Re: correct or as correct

    If you want to use "as", you need to follow it with something. "He considers this sentence as correct as the previous one."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: correct or as correct

    I see (and hear) "2. He considers this sentence as correct." as [being] correct.
    "Do you regard him as trustworthy?"; "Do you see her as attractive?"

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    #6

    Re: correct or as correct

    3 I consider him a great teacher.
    4 I consider him as a great teacher.

    How about the acceptability of the above sentences?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #7

    Re: correct or as correct

    I would choose 3. 4 is not natural for me and the "as" is not needed.

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    #8

    Re: correct or as correct

    I think 'to be' is more natural than 'as' in 4.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: correct or as correct

    You need to look at the verb. We generally don't "consider something as ...". However, with other verbs, "as" can be appropriate.

    I consider him a great teacher.
    I see him as a great teacher.
    I think of him as a great teacher.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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