Hi, everyone. Please review the two sentences below:
Barack Obama is the first African American to take the position as U.S. president.
Barack Obama is the first African American taking the position as U.S. president.
Which one is correct? Thank you.
No, not now that he has already been elected, has already become the president.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.