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    hatgray is offline Member
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    President

    1. She is eligible for president. -is it ok?

    Alice: What are the roles she is eligible for?
    Bob: She is eligible for (the role of) president.

    2. She is eligible for (the) presidency.
    - Is it ok to omit "the"?

    Both when deciding if a person has the chance to become president.
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    Re: President

    Quote Originally Posted by hatgray View Post
    1. She is eligible for president. Is it okay?

    Alice: What are the roles she is eligible for?
    Bob: She is eligible for (the role of) president.

    2. She is eligible for (the) presidency.

    - Is it ok to omit "the"? I'd keep it, but I don't think anyone would flinch if you left it out.

    Both refer to deciding if a person has the chance to become president.
    Let's see if there are other opinions.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: President

    Sentence 1 is incorrect without the role of.

    The definite article is, uh, definitely required in sentence 2.
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