At a party, Paul hinted

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Are my sentences grammatically correct?

At a party, Paul hinted he was going to run for the president, which some took as a joke. Others, however, congratulated him and wished him to become the leader of the country.
 

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Paul would ​run for president.
 

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Are my sentences grammatically correct?

At a party, Paul hinted he was going to run for (delete the) president (or: for the presidency), which some took as a joke. Others, however, congratulated him and (hoped he'd) become the leader of the country.
In the US, we usually capitalize President when we're talking about the elected head of the US government. I don't know why, and I don't know what other countries do.
 

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In the US, we usually capitalize President when we're talking about the elected head of the US government. I don't know why, and I don't know what other countries do.

In this case, President is the title of the office so we use a capital letter.
 
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