Sam has been appointed ______ manager of the engineering department to take ________ place of George.
A. /, / B. the, / C. the, the D. /, the
The given 'best answer' is D.
But can C be regarded a good answer too?
Is there any difference between AmE and BrE in the choice?
Does 'in George's place' sound as well as or better than 'to take the place of George'?
Thank you very much in advance.