Grammar Patterns

V as n; V n as n

V as n; V n as n

What began as an attempt at artistic creation has turned into a marketable commodity.
'Cuore' began life as a supplement to 'l'Unita', the former Communist Party daily.
Animal liberation, on the other hand, is a radical ideology that parades as kindness to animals but is really about ending livestock farming.
There is a serious discrepancy between reality and what is paraded as truth in politics.
He hardly rates as a strong leader, but appears to offer what the public wants.
He rates Richard as one of the best central defenders in the world after his performances in the European Championship finals.
An old wooden manger unearthed in the barn serves as a coffee table.
The old drawing room serves her as both sitting room and study.
  • begin
  • continue
  • count
  • end
  • finish
  • parade
  • qualify
  • rank
  • rate
  • serve
  • start
  • train
  • start off
  • start out
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