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    Hi.

    I guess the sentence:

    "He was appointed to a new post in Abadan"


    is wrong, isn't it?

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    I haven't seen "appoint" colocating with "to".Even Cambridge Advanced Learner's dictionary gives no such example:

    appoint
    verb
    1.( CHOOSE ) /əˈpɔɪnt/

    Definition
    [T] to choose someone officially for a job or responsibility
    We've appointed three new teachers this year.
    He's just been appointed (as) director of the publishing division.
    [+ to infinitive] A commission has just been appointed to investigate fraud claims.
    2.appoint
    verb ( ARRANGE ) /əˈpɔɪnt/

    Definition
    [T usually passive] formal to arrange a date or time when a meeting or other event will happen
    A date has been appointed for the election.
    (Definition of appoint verb (ARRANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus Cambridge University Press)

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    Thank you.Yes, this is what OADL says:

     appoint VERB
    əˈpɔɪnt əˈpɔɪnt

    1
    to choose somebody for a job or position of responsibility
    appoint somebody They have appointed a new head teacher at my son's school.
    appoint somebody to something She has recently been appointed to the committee.
    [COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]appoint somebody + noun| [/COLOR]appoint somebody as something They appointed him (as) captain of the English team.
    [COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]appoint somebody to do something[/COLOR] A lawyer was appointed to represent the child.
    2 [usually passive] appoint something (formal)
    to arrange or decide on a time or place for doing something
    A date for the meeting is still to be appointed.
    Everyone was assembled at the appointed time.

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