V as adj
Verbs with this pattern indicate that someone or something is perceived as having a particular quality or status, or hopes to be perceived in that way.
V as adjThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of the preposition as and an adjective group.This pattern has one structure:
Verb with prepositional ComplementThat counts as old.
|Verb group||as||adjective group|
|A large number of plants||qualify||as||medicinal.|
|Verb group||Particle||as||adjective group|
|He||comes||over||as||smug and arrogant.|
All these verbs except count and emerge are link verbs (see Chapter 5).
count emerge masquerade pass qualify come across come over
I'm told that I come across as hard and intimidating but I don't feel hard and intimidating.
Britain's weakness for junk food is now so longstanding that our taste for it can almost count as traditional.
Parents can try to set good examples without trying to masquerade as perfect.
The end results are flowers that could pass as fresh, but for the absence of sap and scent.
But with such a narrow definition, entire branches of knowledge would not qualify as useful.