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onsen
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:53:13 PM
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Hello,

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think of sb/sth as/look on sb/sth as
to think that someone or something is a particular kind of person or thing, especially when your opinion is wrong, unusual, or unfair: Most people think of Leonardo da Vinci as a great artist, but he was also a great scientist. | Learning a language should be thought of as a natural process. | Even doctors may look on these patients as drug addicts and treat them as social outcasts.
(from Longman Language Activator)


In what way is the part in blue related to the example sentences?

Thank you
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:34:22 AM

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Well - I think you can see as well as I can.

This is not a grammar/vocabulary matter.

It is wrong/narrow to look at da Vinci as only an artist, he was also a scientist.

Learning a language should be thought of as a natural process. - I see that this is a grammar point probably.
"Should" is a modal verb and implies "this is correct, but it may not always happen".
It would be correct to look at language-learning as natural, but many people see it as something else (as a process of studying "rules").

It is not correct to look at patients needing drugs as social outcasts.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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