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    Correct sentence?

    Hello!

    English is not my original language, but I feel that I can communicate in the language even if I often do some misstakes.

    But now I have to write a sentence in english that MUST be absolutely correct!

    Is the follwing sentence absolutely correct?

    "Laphroaig is considered to be one of the smokiest of all Scotch whiskies."

    or is it better to write:

    "Laphroaig is considered as one of the smokiest of all Scotch whiskies."

    or should it be put some other way?

    Thanks for all your help!

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    Re: Correct sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Basic View Post
    Hello!

    English is not my original language, but I feel that I can communicate in the language even if I often do some misstakes.

    But now I have to write a sentence in english that MUST be absolutely correct!

    Is the follwing sentence absolutely correct?

    "Laphroaig is considered to be one of the smokiest of all Scotch whiskies."

    or is it better to write:

    "Laphroaig is considered as one of the smokiest of all Scotch whiskies."

    or should it be put some other way?

    Thanks for all your help!

    As a native speaker, I can say that considered to be sounds better than considered as.

    Your second sentence would sound better as "......is recognised as.......", but your first sentence is the best of the three.

    Buggles (not a teacher)

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    #3

    Re: Correct sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Basic View Post
    Hello!

    English is not my original language, but I feel that I can communicate in the language even if I often do some misstakes.

    But now I have to write a sentence in english that MUST be absolutely correct!

    Is the follwing sentence absolutely correct?

    "Laphroaig is considered to be one of the smokiest of all Scotch whiskies."

    or is it better to write:

    "Laphroaig is considered as one of the smokiest of all Scotch whiskies."

    or should it be put some other way?

    Thanks for all your help!
    Yes, your first sentence is grammatically perfect.
    As for being correct, I've never heard of Laphroaig, so I can't comment on that judgement.

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