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think of A as B / see A as B / look on A as B and so on...

hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
Would all these sentences be used with the same meaning? Is there any difference in nuance between them?
(A) Many people think of Japan as a safe country.
(B) Many people see Japan as a safe country.
(C) Many people regard Japan as a safe country.
(D) Many people view Japan as a safe country.
(E) Many people consider Japan as a safe country.
(F) Many people look on Japan as a safe country.
(G) Many people count on Japan as a safe country.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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Dear native English speakers,
Would all these sentences be used with the same meaning? Is there any difference in nuance between them?
(A) Many people think of Japan as a safe country.
(B) Many people see Japan as a safe country.
(C) Many people regard Japan as a safe country.
(D) Many people view Japan as a safe country.
(E) Many people consider Japan as a safe country.
(F) Many people look on Japan as a safe country.
(G) Many people count on Japan as a safe country.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
(a)-(f) are all correct and interchangeable and I cannot see any difference in nuance.
I don't like (g) as it stands. 'count on' has the nuance of trust and reliability.
I Googled "count on Japan as a" and got five nice results, the best one being 'The USA can count on Japan as a steadfast ally'.
If (g) was changed to something like 'People can count on Japan as a safe place to go on holiday', it would sound more natural. 'Count on' has the feeling of 安心 rather than 安全 if that makes sense.

"count on japan as a" - Google Search
 

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Thank you for the help, Lothor.
OK, "count on A as B" has a different meaning.
 

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