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Hi,

I've joined EnglishForward today. I'm an article writer. I want to know about the usage of word "incumbent" in a sentence.

Please help me to get clear.

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Priya
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Hi Priya and welcome to the forums Emotion: big smileEmotion: dance[F].

The following information comes from the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language (http://english.oxforddictionaries.com /)

Incumbent, as an adjective, means:
1 [ predic. ] (incumbent on/upon) necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility. Example: It is incumbent on all decent people to concentrate on destroying this evil.
2 [ attrib. ] (of an official or regime) currently holding office. Example: The incumbent president had been defeated.
noun
Incumbent, as a noun, means: the holder of an office or post. Example: Joe Smith, incumbent class president, is running for the third time.
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Hi,

Are you referring to the adjective or to the noun?

Anyway, incumbent describes a person who possesses an official position.

The incumbent (adjective) mayor suggests crucial changes in our town.

Unfortunately, the incumbent (noun) of this company is absent today.

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RegardsUnfortunately, the incumbent (noun) of this company is absent today.
While gramatically correct the sentence provided doesn't make sense. The incumbent of a company? Who is that?

Fred is the outgoing mayor. Sue is the incumbent.
JoshStaffordFred is the outgoing mayor. Sue is the incumbent.
I meant, Fred is the old mayor. Sue is the incumbent.
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Thanks to every one for the clear explanations given

Hi, kindly guide I this word is wright or wrong "Incumbently Utilized"

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anonymousHi, kindly guide I this word is wright or wrong "Incumbently Utilized"

I am trying to understand this question.

I think you meant: Kindly guide me. Is this word right or wrong?

Then there is a phrase of two words. The phrase makes no sense. Which word are you interested in?

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