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    naturalize somebody

    Would it be correct to say "He was naturalized an American" or "He was naturalized as an American citizen"?

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    Re: naturalize somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would it be correct to say "He was naturalized an American" or "He was naturalized as an American citizen"?
    "He was naturalized as an American citizen".

    However, to me this sounds very formal. A less formal variant would be "He became an American citizen".

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    Re: naturalize somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    "He was naturalized as an American citizen".

    However, to me this sounds very formal. A less formal variant would be "He became an American citizen".
    Could I use it without "as", "He was naturalized an American citizen."?

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    Re: naturalize somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Could I use it without "as", "He was naturalized an American citizen."?

    No, I don't think so. But you can say "He was a naturalized American".

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