V of n
Other related patterns
V of n as n/-ing/adjThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with of. This is followed by another prepositional phrase which consists of as and a noun group, '-ing clause', or adjective group. The passive pattern is be V-ed of as n/-ing/adj.
These verbs are concerned with regarding or describing someone or something as a particular thing.
conceive speak talk think
She speaks of her family as being a 'great support system'.
Now he is being talked of as the party's next leader.
I don't think of myself as abnormal, just unusual.