V n as adj
Verbs with this structure are all concerned with labelling, interpreting, or regarding someone or something as having a particular quality. The prepositional phrase indicates a description of the Object.
Structure I: Verb with Object and prepositional Object Complement
|Verb group||noun group||as||adjective group|
|Subject||Verb||Object||prep. Object Complement|
|Verb group||as||adjective group|
|Such protection||could be considered||as||adequate.|
|A woman aged twenty||is described||as||critically ill.|
Structure information: Verb with Object and prepositional Object Complement
Some verbs, such as brand, condemn and scorn, indicate that you regard someone or something as bad. Others, such as misrepresent, indicate that you disapprove of the way someone else labels, interprets, or regards someone or something.
accept acknowledge attack bill brand certify characterize cite class classify conceive condemn confirm consider construe (usu passive) decry denounce depict describe designate diagnose (usu passive) dismiss expose interpret label (usu passive) mention (usu passive) misrepresent perceive pigeon-hole (usu passive) portray present rank (ergative) rate read (usu passive) recognize regard remember (usu passive) represent reveal (usu passive) scorn see stereotype (usu passive) tout (usu passive) view mark out pass off write off
There are many famous and successful people in this world who have tattoos - it doesn't brand them as unfit to blend into society.
A child who considers himself at least as good as other children is one that we might regard as having a reasonable measure of self-esteem.
The man gave a murmur that could be construed as polite only by a leap of the imagination.
Chicken, cheese, lamb, beef, liver - all have in turn been denounced as dangerous to health.
Depending upon your circumstances, you might interpret redundancy as welcome or unwelcome.
Her diamond rings marked her out as seriously rich.
In psychiatric practice much care is taken to make sure that the occasional physical illness is not passed off as psychological.
The growth of free trade internationalism was presented as crucial to the progress of the working man in Europe.
His government supports the idea of defining common criteria to use in deciding whether to recognize states as independent.
One man regards a glass of water as half full while another views it as half empty.