As nation-builder

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gayyyyk

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Russian
hello! I have found this in “the economist” - “It is hard to know what to make of this vision of the family company as nation-builder”. So why “a” is omitted ? Do we need an article here ?
 
  • owlman5

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    English-US
    I don't think an article is necessary, gayyyk. It isn't uncommon to see nouns without articles in the structure "X as Y". The noun or noun phrase after "as" is often written without any article.
     
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