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I came across this sentence "This is what we would call a state of equilibrium." which is followed by some explanation and examples before.

I am wondering if we can also use "as" like below because we are justifying why we are calling this "a state of equilibrium."

"This is what we would call as a state of equilibrium."

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    No, but you could say "This is what we would describe as a state of equilibrium." call is just a word used to name something.
    – user3169
    Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 2:04

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Using the definitions of as at this dictionary site, but with examples to demonstrate, I will show you that you can use the words call and as side by side in a sentence can be done as long as the as is used as

  • an adverb used to emphasize an amount,

sometimes she would call as much as twenty-two times an hour

  • a conjunction used to indicate that something happens during the time when something else is taking place,

Frank had a mobile phone call as he ambled through the crowd

  • a conjunction used to indicate by comparison the way that something happens or is done,

As far as phone calls are concerned, they can call as they wish

  • a conjunction used to add or interject a comment relating to the statement of a fact,

I had to make that call, as you know

  • a conjunction as in because or since,

I must make that call as that is what is expected of me

  • a preposition used to refer to the function or character in the role of, being, acting as, functioning as,

I made that call as your manager

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  • a preposition in the form of during the time of being (the thing specified).

She often made that call as a doctor

The word call is used in your sentence as a verb to designate the condition of something as being in the state of equilibrium. You cannot use as in the form of a preposition after this verb but you can if call was a noun, as you can see from my examples above.

If you wish, you can refer to the British Council or this website for information on using prepositions with verbs.

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  • She often made that call as a doctor does not exemplify during the time of being so much as in the capacity of; qua. Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 4:52
  • See more detail on documenting resources in my comments on your answer to this question Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 5:37

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