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    #1

    Trump superseded Obama.

    Hi again,

    Please, can you check my sentences:

    1- Trump superseded Obama.
    2- Phase 1 of the project was in 2000, followed by Phase 2 in 2005 ....

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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Jan-2017 at 23:35. Reason: Removed unncecessary line breaks

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    #2

    Re: Can you check my sentences ?

    Trump succeeded Obama. "Superseded" is wrong.

    Sentence 2 is OK.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 24-Jan-2017 at 23:20. Reason: To fix a misspelled word.
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    #3

    Re: Trump superseded Obama.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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    #4

    Re: Trump superseded Obama.

    [Not a teacher or native speaker]

    dict.cc says "superseded" is correct. I think I've already heard it a few times on CNN concerning Trump and Obama.
    https://www.dict.cc/?s=superseded

    Last edited by teechar; 25-Jan-2017 at 10:56. Reason: added not a teacher or native speaker

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    #5

    Re: Trump superseded Obama.

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    dict.cc says "superseded" is correct. I think I've already heard it a few times on CNN concerning Trump and Obama.
    https://www.dict.cc/?s=superseded
    The word's correct spelling is superseded, as the dictionary says. It's the wrong word to use for the person who succeeds another person in a job or office. I wouldn't be shocked to hear a reporter use a similar but wrong word - it happens all the time.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Jan-2017 at 23:35. Reason: Fixed typo
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    #6

    Re: Trump superseded Obama.

    Why are there four dots after the second sentence?

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    #7

    Re: Trump superseded Obama.

    'Supersede' has more an idea of replacing something that wasn't necessarily at its natural end. 'Succeed' has more an idea of natural progression from one era to the next.

    Obama's time in office was ending, regardless. It was only a question of who, not if, somebody would replace him. That's why 'supersede' doesn't work in this context. Now if Trump had somehow taken the presidency from Obama midway through his term, then 'supersede' might work.
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