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    #1

    election to

    I'm confused with this sentence:

    his election to the president of the Royal Science Society

    Does it mean that the person has become the president or that he just take part in the election ?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by beyond-c; 19-Oct-2011 at 15:23. Reason: i forgot to say "thanks" in advance.

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    Re: election to

    Quote Originally Posted by beyond-c View Post
    I'm confused with this sentence:

    his election to the president of the Royal Science Society

    Does it mean that the person has become the president or that he just take part in the election ?

    Thanks in advance!
    You may see it used that way, but for clarity it should be either 'elected to be the president of...' (often abbreviated to 'elected president of...') or 'elected to the presidency of....'. The version without 'to be' is common, but it seems to me unwise as it is easily confused with 'he was the elected president of....' which means something different (the election took place some time ago - maybe years).

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    Re: election to

    I'm still confused.

    1. his election to the president ....

    2. his election as the president ....


    Is there a difference between the two sentences?

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    #4

    Re: election to

    Quote Originally Posted by beyond-c View Post
    I'm still confused.

    1. his election to the president ....

    2. his election as the president ....


    Is there a difference between the two sentences?
    #1 is incorrect. As BobK pointed out, it should be "...to the presidency".

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