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    Predecessor

    Please check the following sentence
    Jen quit the job and her and predecessor replaced her.

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    Re: Predecessor

    Quote Originally Posted by oxford2011 View Post
    Please check the following sentence
    Jen quit the job and her and predecessor replaced her.
    There seems to be an extra 'and' that doesn't belong.

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    Re: Predecessor

    Quote Originally Posted by oxford2011 View Post
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    Jen quit the job and her predecessor replaced her.
    It does not sound logical. Predecessor is the person that comes before, not after. Unless the predecessor came back again a second time.

    Shouldn't it be 'successor'?

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    Re: Predecessor

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    It does not sound logical. Predecessor is the person that comes before, not after. Unless the predecessor came back again a second time.

    Shouldn't it be 'successor'?

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    I assumed that oxford meant 'predecessor', and that what you say happened.
    It would be rather pointless to state that she was replaced by her successor - though I have heard more pointless statements.

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    Re: Predecessor

    Actually I want to say that Jen quit the job of director and associate director got promoted and became director. Could you please tell me how to say this sentence by using "Predecessor". Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Predecessor

    Quote Originally Posted by oxford2011 View Post
    Actually I want to say that Jen quit the job of director and associate director got promoted and became director. Could you please tell me how to say this sentence by using "Predecessor". Thanks a lot.
    "Jen quit her job and became the predecessor of the new director, the erstwhile associate director."

    More to the point, do you know what a predecessor is?

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    Re: Predecessor

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Jen quit her job and became the predecessor of the new director, the erstwhile associate director."
    It's pointless to use 'predecessor'.

    'Jen quit her job as director and her position was filled by the associate director.'
    Last edited by tedtmc; 28-Aug-2011 at 10:56.

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    Re: Predecessor

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    It's pointless to use 'predecessor'.

    'Jen quit her job as director and her position was filled by the associate director.'
    I agree, but the OP wants to use 'predecessor', in which case it's pointless giving a sentence without 'predecessor' in it.

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    Re: Predecessor

    Jen quit her job and was replaced by the associate director but we have no idea who Jen's predecessor was.

    There you go. Now the sentence has predecessor in.

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