E it is and yes, I understand the idiom being "view... as". I have not had time to look into this yet but I have some doubt regarding the idiom.
You can view X as +noun
However, I believe you view X to be +verb
I view the GMAT score to be weighted between the verbal and math section
I view the GMAT score as weighted between the verbal and math section.
I believe the former could be good when we are talking about view+verb... I'll verify a bit later.
I think Paul is right in case of "view .....to be" where view functions as a transitive verb but this does not mean that in "view ...as" view is not a verb. View is a type of Vc (consider type of verb, the other one is Vg give type; they both fall under transitive verbs). For example "doesn't view
himself as a rebel" here it is view as and view functions as a verb.
a wrong religion.
view = two place transitive verb
cult = direct object
a wrong religion = a noun phrase
Soviet music critics consider
the Rolling Stone to be
consider = two place transitive verb
Rolling Stone = direct object
decadent = adjective.
Americans don't simply consider Kaddafi, but they consider him a terrorist or consider him to be a terrorist.
Americans view Kaddafi to be a terrorist (wrong)
Americans view Kaddafi as a threat (correct)
Americans consider Kaddafi to be a terrorist (correct)
Americans consider Kaddafi as a terrorist (wrong)
Americans consider Kaddafi a terrorist (correct)
So I guess it is
consider ... to be
view ..... as
Masters should verify this.