"... as if I'm an inanimate object."

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HanibalII

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If I want to paraphrase the above sentence, can I say: He feels superior to me. OR He belittles me.


He doesn't think of you as something with emotions/thought processes. I'd say lower than belittled.
 

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It is a very extreme insult. Not only does he say you are not a person. He says you are not even the equal of a dog or a fish. Even further, he says you are not even the equal of a plant. He considers you as if you were a rock, something entirely lacking consciousness and sentience.
 
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He considers you as if you were a rock, something entirely lacking consciousness and sentience.

1) I consider her as my best friend.
2) I consider her to be my best friend.
3) I consider her my best friend.


2 and 3 are both OK and commonly used. 1 is not natural English.

Why is #1 not natural English, please?


I have been told that native English speakers don’t say "I consider something as …". Does that mean that in Canadian version it is acceptable to use "I consider something as …"? Also, my question was about somebody not something. ems' reply was clear to the point. But when I saw your sentence, I started thinking about other English versions.

Question:

Does "I consider somebody not something as …" make sense to you?

Apologize for consuming your time, but I need you to clear it up.

Thank you.


 
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