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    #1

    born vs born as

    Hello,

    *self-made*

    1- I was born (as) a Jew.
    2- I was born (as) Jewish.

    I'd like to ask if I can put 'as' or not. It does not sound good to put it but I do not know why.

    Thank you!

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    Re: borrn vs born as

    I don't know the answer to the "why" question, but you definitely don't need "as" in either sentence. Also, I don't either sentence is ever used with "as" in that spot.

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    #3

    Re: borrn vs born as

    No one is born any particular religion. They learn/adopt their religion (if any) from their parents etc.

    You could say "I was born to Jewish parents".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: borrn vs born as

    Judaism is both an ethnicity and a religion. Can a person be born Jewish? Well, a lot of people seem to think so.

    http://jewinthecity.com/2009/04/is-a...s-born-jewish/

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    #5

    Re: borrn vs born as

    I was born a Jew, though I've never been religious. Under Jewish law, anyone whose mother is a Jew is also a Jew.
    I am not a teacher.

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