What is the function of the "as"?

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Post by Alan » Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:45 am

Reasons already explained: the phrases that it introduces have an implicit agency that the true prepositional phrase can never have. Simply to label it a 'preposition' (which, admittedly, some reference works do) is, to my mind, sacrificing accuracy for the sake of simplicity!

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