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In Season 2, Episode 3 of Shingeki no Kyojin at 12:30, I encountered this sentence:

その表層は硬化した皮膚で形成されていると考えていい

I understand its meaning literally is: "I think that this surface is constructed by harden skin."

But I searched everywhere and can't find と考えていい used anywhere. What is the meaning of adding ていい? is it a little redundant? Thank you.

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I would translate と考えていい as: "You can think of it as...". It's like a shorter form of 〜てもいい.

Your given sentence would be something like:

"You can think of that surface as being molded/formed from hardened skin." 
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    The questioned portion is right but wrong parsing. It's [その表層~されている]と考えていい. – broccoli forest Jun 26 '19 at 4:42
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    Ah yeah that makes sense. I'll remove that part, thanks. Speaking of which, I tried to look for the aforementioned quote at episode 3 (I assume season 1?) @ 12:30 but was unable to locate it. – ck244 Jun 26 '19 at 7:37
  • sorry for the unclear marking. It is at 12:04, episode 3, season 2. Btw, thank your very much for ur answer! – Đỗ Hùng Jun 26 '19 at 12:34

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