Pattern combination 4: V as adj; V n as adj
In the pattern V as adj, these verbs are all concerned with something having a particular attribute. In the pattern V n as adj, they are concerned with someone considering someone or something to have a particular attribute, or something causing someone or something to be considered in that way.
count qualify rank
Pattern combination 4: V as adj; V n as adjIn the pattern V as adj, the verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of as and an adjective group. In the pattern V n as adj, the verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of as and an adjective group. This pattern combination is symmetrical. This combination of patterns has one combination of structures:
Verb with prepositional Complement; Verb with Object and prepositional Object ComplementHe qualified as unemployed.This qualified him as unemployed.
|Verb group||as||adjective group|
|Verb group||noun group||as||adjective group|
|Subject||Verb||Object||prep. Object Complement|
|This||qualified||him||as||young in spirit.|
The events of 16th January must rank as equivalent to a coronation.
The respondents also ranked their local competition as weak, moderate, or strong.