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    #1

    run for presidency

    "As early as 1943, many Americans expected Eisenhower to run for presidency of the United States." (My teacher's handout)
    Is "to run for presidency" correct? I think we should add a THE before "presidency" or change the phrase into "to run for president"? Am I right? Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: run for presidency

    It would certainly sound better to me with the definite article before "presidency".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: run for presidency

    Run for president​ is the natural way to say this.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: run for presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Run for president​ is the natural way to say this.
    In AmE yes, but not in all dialects.

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    #5

    Re: run for presidency

    It's OK in BrE. In which varieties is it not acceptable?

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