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whl626

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"Reputation is defined as the current assessment of

an entity's desirability as established by some

external person or group of persons."

How to define ' as ' in this sentence ? Pronouns ???Hmm, looks like it
 

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I would say as in that sentence is a conjunction.

By the way, I would put it more simply, thus:

  • Your reputation is what other people think of you.

How's that?

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Simple and precise Ron :)

By the way, can I use your explanation to answer somebody's question ? I mean somewhere :)
 

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Oops, if it is a conjuction the following clause must have a verb right ? but it doesn't ?
 

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whl626 said:
Simple and precise Ron :)

I usually operate on the KISS principle. KISS = keep it simple, stupid. :wink:

whl626 said:
By the way, can I use your explanation to answer somebody's question ? I mean somewhere :)

Of course.

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whl626 said:
Oops, if it is a conjuction the following clause must have a verb right ? but it doesn't ?

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  • "Reputation is defined as the current assessment of an entity's desirability as established by some external person or group of persons."

Um, established is a verb.

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What a serious overlook :) Thanks
 

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Can't believe how quick you were at knowing 'as' functions as a conjunction. Wow! It took me, like, 5 minutes to get its function.
You R za masta! :D

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  • "Reputation is defined as the current assessment of an entity's desirability as established by some external person or group of persons."

Um, established is a verb.

passive verb, okay, past participle (technically) :D

desirability = noun
as (it is) established by some X = adjective phrase modifying 'desirability'
as = conjunction

Cas :D
 

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The picture is much clearer by now :)
 
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