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Is 'it' necessary? Options
Palinkasocsi
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:54:40 PM
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Dear Friends,

Could anyone please help me with this:

Is 'it' necessary here:

As I see (it), metaphor is a versatile phenomenon.

Thank you!

Pal
thar
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:29:44 PM

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Yes, you need the 'it'.
These are two different things.

As I see it = in my opinion, from my viewpoint. It might be different from the way you see it.

As I see = this is just being shown to me. This is what I am just meeting it for the first time, and it confirms my/your claim. You would rarely need that.


As you see - This is what I am showing to you - you are meeting it for the first time, and it proves my argument.


What you want is 'this is my opinion'. - As I see it.

But on an academic point, that doesn't sound like a very academic phrase. It is more something you say down the pub discussing something you probably know nothing about, but can still have an opinion on!
Presumably you are presenting evidence to back your argument - so you don't really have to emphasise that it is just your opinion. It is your conclusion based on your case studies and research.
Palinkasocsi
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:01:37 PM
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Thank you very much! Applause

Pal
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