consider: ✓ consider ✗ consider as

By | July 5, 2017
consider
consider as
If people buy my books for vanity, I consider it a tax on idiocy.
Se le persone comprano i miei libri per vanità, lo considero una tassa sulla stupidità.
- Umberto Eco
✓ I consider him a friend.
✗ I consider him *as* a friend.
Lo considero un amico.
In English, we don’t use the preposition as with consider. Some more examples:
✓ I consider children born and educated here Italian.
I bambini nati e istruiti qua li considero italiani.
✓ Shakespeare is considered (to be) the greatest English dramatist of all time.
✗ Shakespeare is considered *as* the greatest English dramatist of all time.
Shakespeare è considerato il drammaturgo inglese più grande di tutti i tempi.

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