That's fine for The officers elected the smartest teacher president [STRIKE]for[/STRIKE] of the union.
Doesn't it make a difference if we put 'as' before 'president'.
"They elected him to be president:. What's the function of 'to be'?I don't think so. "To be" can often be inserted before an objective complement.
True, but as it's there, we can't ignore it.I suppose that "as" can be also. You don't really need it.
Well, it seems to me that 'as' functions here as a preposition. If it does (and that's only an 'if', then I think that president must be the object of the preposition, and therefore cannot be an object complement.I would call it a function word like "that" in "I think THAT I'm right".
What is an alternative?
No. That one's S-V-DO-OC. I am pretty sure that Frank and I agree on that. I'll leave it to Frank to confirm that.Does "as" function as a preposition when followed by a noun? If it does, then "The officers elected the smartest teacher president of the union." is a S-V-DO sentence. I think I have figured it out with some good help.