V n as n

Other productive uses

A prepositional phrase introduced by as is often used where it has the mearning 'because someone or something has a particular role'. An example is They burned her as a witch, which means that they burned her because (they thought) she was a witch.The prepositional phrase has the meaning 'in his, her, or its capacity as'. An example is The book is widely consulted as an authoritative source on terrorist movements worldwide.

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