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Pattern combination 4: V as adj; V n as adj

Pattern combination 4: V as adj; V n as adj

In 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 Complement
    He qualified as unemployed.This qualified him as unemployed.
V as adj
 Verb groupasadjective group
SubjectVerbprepositional Complement
Many womencountasunemployed.
His joyqualifiesasgenuine.
V n as adj
 Verb groupnoun groupasadjective group
SubjectVerbObjectprep. Object Complement
Icountmyselfasold-fashioned.
Thisqualifiedhimasyoung in spirit.
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.
The events of 16th January must rank as equivalent to a coronation.
The respondents also ranked their local competition as weak, moderate, or strong.
  • count
  • qualify
  • rank
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