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Many people think of Isaac Asimov to be solely a science fiction write

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Many people think of Isaac Asimov to be solely a science fiction writer, but Asimov is the only author to have published books in all of the Dewey Decimal System’s ten major library classifications.

A. Many people think of Isaac Asimov to be
B. Many people think of Isaac Asimov being
C. Many people think of Isaac Asimov as
D. Many people think of Isaac Asimov as being
E. Isaac Asimov may be thought of by most people as

Originally posted by Jaskeerat on 25 Nov 2018, 10:10.
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We use "like" to compare nouns and "as" to compare verbs. So, why is Option C correct here?
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Jaskeerat wrote:
We use "like" to compare nouns and "as" to compare verbs. So, why is Option C correct here?


Here as is used to describe function/role.
Many people think Isaac as fiction writer i.e. people perceive him in role of writer.
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He acts as manager.So here we cannot say actions are compared but here he is acting in role of manager so usage of as is correct.
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Jaskeerat wrote:
Many people think of Isaac Asimov to be solely a science fiction writer, but Asimov is the only author to have published books in all of the Dewey Decimal System’s ten major library classifications.

A. Many people think of Isaac Asimov to be
B. Many people think of Isaac Asimov being
C. Many people think of Isaac Asimov as
D. Many people think of Isaac Asimov as being
E. Isaac Asimov may be thought of by most people as


Think of X as Y : Correct Idiomatic Usage...., Answer Must be (C)
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