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Hi! Are the following sentences possible?

1)We consider ourselves professional.

2)We consider ourselves professionals.

3)We are considered professional.

4)We are considered professionals.

5)We are described as professional.

6)We are described as professionals.

7)We are referred to as professional.

8)We are referred to as professionals.

9) Some athletes go/ turn professional.

I would use the adjective (1;3;5;7) to refer to someone who takes their work seriously and the noun (2;4;6;8) to refer to someone who does something as a job (with the exception of 9) where I chose the adjective over the noun). Could those sentences work on the basis of my interpretation?

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I think both versions do work but honestly the use of adjectives in this situation sounds a bit off. I think using professional as a noun is much more appropriate or at the very least just a bit more pleasing to the ear/eyes but like I said I don't think the adjective form is incorrect either and from your explanation it looks like you are able to defend its use well.

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I think both version of the sentences are pretty much writable. It won't be recognized as a mistake in either of these cases.

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Hi! Are the following sentences possible?

1)We consider ourselves professional.

2)We consider ourselves professionals.

**both are used as adjectives here, and 1 being the grammatically correct one.

TEST: What do you consider yourselves as? (asking for a description). We consider ourselves 'professional'.

As a NOUN: We considered getting a professional.

                We considered getting professionals to do the job.

(Now, this refers to a person/people, not a description of what 'we' are

3)We are considered professional. --> OK, adj.

4)We are considered professionals.

***SAME, professional here still points to a description of "WE".

As a NOUN: We are professionals. (=We are doctors./We are lawyers).

5)We are described as professional. -->OK, adj.

6)We are described as professionals.

7)We are referred to as professional.

8)We are referred to as professionals.

9) Some athletes go/ turn professional. = OK, adj.

I would use the adjective (1;3;5;7) to refer to someone who takes their work seriously and the noun (2;4;6;8) to refer to someone who does something as a job (with the exception of 9) where I chose the adjective over the noun). Could those sentences work on the basis of my interpretation?

Wow! This is tricky! I can't exactly pinpoint what's off in the given sentences. I'll just give it a try, though. My best guess in what's off is the sentence structure. All the sentences (1-8) require the use of adjectives, not nouns. My comments are in blue.

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Hi! Are the following sentences possible?

1)We consider ourselves professional.

2)We consider ourselves professionals.

3)We are considered professional.

4)We are considered professionals.

5)We are described as professional.

6)We are described as professionals.

7)We are referred to as professional.

8)We are referred to as professionals.

9) Some athletes go/ turn professional.

I would use the adjective (1;3;5;7) to refer to someone who takes their work seriously and the noun (2;4;6;8) to refer to someone who does something as a job (with the exception of 9) where I chose the adjective over the noun). Could those sentences work on the basis of my interpretation?

I pretty much think that you have used the word both as an adjective and a noun in the proper way.

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