Is this sentence grammatically correct or should I change it?
"As the president of the United States, President Barack Obama..."
or should it be this instead:
"As the president of the United States, Barack Obama..."
What I am writing is focusing on him as a president.
- robertoLv 63 weeks ago
- RPLv 74 weeks ago
The second choice is the best and proper.
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks ago
I see no value in the redundancy. He is president of the US so it goes without saying that he is President Barack Obama. Same as any similar situation: As a licensed doctor for 30 years, Joe Smith (etc.). You do not repeat the honorific (title) after declaring it in long form in the immediately preceding phrase. As the longest acting Queen of England, Elizabeth II continues to reign.
- John PLv 74 weeks ago
In Britain I would write: "As president of the USA, Barack Obama....." Note lack of "the" in front of "president".
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- SumDudeLv 74 weeks ago
saying president twice is redundant; so #2
- 4 weeks ago
They are both grammatically correct. The second one is better because it doesn't repeat a word unnecessarily.
- A.J.Lv 74 weeks ago
He's now former President. And, it's a title.
As President of the United States, Barack Obama...
While President of the United States, Barack Obama...
- 4 weeks ago
The second one...........