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    remain

    Hi,

    I have a question about the use of 'remain'.
    For example,
    1.He remains CEO.
    2.He remains as a CEO.

    Could anyone tell me which is correct ? If they are both not correct, could you give me a right example?

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: remain

    1 is OK; it means 'he is still CEO'.

    2 means 'he is still in the company, but now he is performing the function of a CEO [which he might not have been doing before].

    2 without the a means 'he is still in the company, but now he is performing the function of a CEO [as he was doing before, among other roles].

    This is the way I hear it; others may have different views.

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    Re: remain

    [quote=BobK;146458]1 is OK; it means 'he is still CEO'.

    2 means 'he is still in the company, but now he is performing the function of a CEO [which he might not have been doing before].

    2 without the a means 'he is still in the company, but now he is performing the function of a CEO [as he was doing before, among other roles].
    Hi Bobk, thank you for your explanation. Did you mean that the two examples:'He remains CEO.' and 'He remains as CEO' are the same meaning? And 'He remains as a CEO.' isn't the same as the others?

    Thank you for your comment.

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