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which is the correct preposition?

 
 
Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2017 10:23 am
elected into office vs elected to office vs elected for office

are they all acceptable?

Thanks!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2017 10:28 am
@perennialloner,
The first two are alright, the third isn't. You stand for office, you get elected into (to) office.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2017 12:48 pm
@perennialloner,
Izzy is right of course Peren but then there's context......
perennialloner
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2017 07:34 pm
@izzythepush,
So, elected to presidency is correct over elected for presidency?

And thanks.
perennialloner
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2017 07:39 pm
@dalehileman,
Does it matter? I'm referring to a specific idea, which as izzy has shown has a correct preposition. If elected for office could be correct then the meaning of the idea would change.
layman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Feb, 2017 09:01 pm
@perennialloner,
perennialloner wrote:

So, elected to presidency is correct over elected for presidency?

And thanks.


Yes. You run or campaign for office or for President. If you win the campaign then you have been elected [as president/to the office of president].


There a period time before the election is held, and then there's the time when the election is over and the votes are in. You may have been confusing thing you've heard said about elections but which relate to different time frames.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 1 Mar, 2017 01:31 am
@perennialloner,
Yes, but I'd say elected to the presidency.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 1 Mar, 2017 01:52 pm
@perennialloner,
Quote:
I'm referring to a specific idea

Of course you're right Nial. I had hoped it'd come out as a li'l joke but not always successful
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