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Does the sentence below mean "she became president"?

"they selected her president."

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Sorry I wrote the sentence incorrect. It's

they elected her president

Tara2

Sorry I wrote the sentence incorrect. It's

They elected her president

Subtle point: At the end of the process of electing her president, she was indeed president, but the sentence itself does not mean "She became president". That leaves out the entire election process.

Similarly, you can say "We've cooked the burgers". At the end of that process the burgers are ready to eat, but the sentence itself doesn't mean "The burgers are ready to eat". That leaves out the entire cooking process.

CJ

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Thanks a lot CJ!

I was confused since I expected something like "as" between "her" and "president". "They elected her as president". Is this wrong?

Tara2

Thanks a lot CJ!

I was confused since I expected something like "as" between "her" and "president". "They elected her as president". Is this wrong?

"as" or "to be" are OK as connectors there.

Check out this link. 'elect' works the same as 'appoint'.

difference between "consider" and "consider to"

CJ

Thank you sooo much CJ Emotion: smile

I know it's off topic but can I ask whether I should have said "I would have expected" or just "expected" is correct in the previous post?

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Tara2whether I should have said "I would have expected" or just "expected" is correct in the previous post?

'expected' is fine. 'would have expected' is also fine, but just a bit fancier. All those words are not really needed in your post. Emotion: smile

CJ

Thank you so much Emotion: smile