Interested in Language
I.People want him to be king.
II. " What are you doing?"
" Make you king"
Need I put " the/a" before the word "king" in above cases? Please.
Because the word "king" usually doesn't need articles before it? Or any word in such cases don't need articles?
With words like "elect, appoint, make", we usually use zero article before a title/job position/rank which is unique in an organisation/institution etc.(Otherwise an indefinite article is used)
He was elected president/CEO.
She is made Queen of the UK.
Peter is appointed captain of the football team.
(Not a teacher.)
Xie Xie, Tong bao!