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People considered him the rainmaker
Which has different meaning?
① people regarded him as the rainmaker.
② people looked upon him as the rainmaker.
③ people supposed him as the rainmaker.
④ people thought of him as the rainmaker.
⑤ people took him as the rainmaker.
Last edited by nautes20; 17-Jun-2007 at 03:41.
That's interesting. I don't get that difference at all. To me, those are all the same. (What's missing is the "greatest" from all of them, but that's not the point of the question.)
The only one that doesn't read naturally to me is "People supposed him as the rainmaker." I would say "People supposed that he was the rainmaker."
I find #3 and #5 odd - I agree with Barb's suggestion for #3 and would rephrase #5 as People took him to be the rainmaker.
People took him to be the rainmaker [?]
I wouldn't say so, Anglika. Maybe you meant People took him for a rainmaker.