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    #1

    Supreme leadership?

    Hi. Can I say "The Armenian President is going to meet with the supreme leadership of the above-mentioned countries?" By saying "supreme leadership" I mean prime minister, president etc..

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    #2

    Re: Supreme leadership?

    I'd just say 'the leaders' or 'the heads of state'.

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    #3

    Re: Supreme leadership?

    I agree. "Supreme leader" sounds like North Korea.
    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.

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    #4

    Re: Supreme leadership?

    How about 'paramount leader'?

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    Re: Supreme leadership?

    No
    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.

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    #6

    Re: Supreme leadership?

    Does the 'supreme/paramount leader' usually refer to the leader in a non-democracy like North Korea and China?

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    #7

    Re: Supreme leadership?

    It's often used for states like North Korea and can carry a negative connotation- grandiosity and pomposity. China has a premier and a president.

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    #8

    Re: Supreme leadership?

    I have never heard "paramount leader" used anywhere.
    I have heard "supreme leader" used ONLY with North Korea.
    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.

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    #9

    Re: Supreme leadership?

    "Supreme leader" is a phrase I associate only with North Korea and science-fiction books/films.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Supreme leadership?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    China has a premier and a president.
    We Chinese people regard our president as the paramount leader.

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