... the most severe punishment for/as an exile.

Karen123456

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Malaysia English
According to the law of that time, there were three kinds of exile: short-,middle-and long-distance. The exile to Sado Island was long-distance and the most severe punishment for/as an exile.

The above is from Nichiren Shu magazine.

Should it be for or as?

Thanks.
 
  • The Newt

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    English - US
    It could be either, because "exile" can refer to either the person or the state (or place) of being exiled, i.e. "for an exiled person" vs. "as a place / sentence of exile."
     
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