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as... relates to a previously mentioned person/thing. The case of B depends on the case of the mentioned person/thing it relates to. He [nominative] acts as a B [nominative]. He presents his [genitive] own position as B's [genitive]. (as... relates to 'he' in 'his' not to 'position'.) He sees her [accusative] as a B [accusative]. He pays tribute to her [...


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The prince took on the the peasant girl as his manservant. Should I say, He took her on as a him. *He took her on as a he. Clearly, the latter won't do. So B is objective.


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