Introductory it as Object
3.3 V it as n/adj when/ifThe verb is followed by it, a prepositional phrase which consists of as and a noun group or adjective group, and a clause beginning with when or if.
Verbs with this pattern are concerned with how someone sees or interprets a situation or possible situation. These verbs have no equivalent passive pattern.
regard see take view
I take it as a compliment when people call me aggressive.
The public expect us to have three finalists in every championship and view it as abnormal when we don't.