The sentence structure: (A) was of (B).
Example: Japan's image in the world was of an economic juggernaut.
A=Japan's image in the world
B= an economic juggernaut
Question: what's the difference between these two sentence structures:
Strucutre 1: (A) was of (B)
Structure 2: (A) was (B)
Can't we drop out "of" and say: Japan's image in the world was an economic juggernaut.