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# appoint , reputation usage

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24 Dec 2018, 22:51
Tom was appointed to the senior manager ?
Tom was appointed to the position as a senior manager
Tom was appointed to the position of senior manager ?
Tom was appointed the senior manager ?

As a successful broker, tom had a reputation for ／of being aggressive

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24 Dec 2018, 23:11
Correct idiom here should be Reputation for ( doing something or being something) and not of,
and with regards to the first one , you can use either
1 Tom was appointed as a senior manager or tom was appointed to the position of senior manager.
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26 Dec 2018, 17:57
newyork2012 wrote:
Tom was appointed to the senior manager ?
Tom was appointed to the position as a senior manager
Tom was appointed to the position of senior manager ?
Tom was appointed the senior manager ?

I couldn't find any problems in the 2018 Official Guide that used 'appoint', so we have to go on what's generally used in written English.

In this case, my intuition is that you have to be appointed to a position. 'Senior manager' is technically a position, but it's not completely clear - it can refer to either a position or the actual person in that position. So, saying 'Tom was appointed to senior manager' sounds wrong, while 'Tom was appointed to the senior manager position' sounds right.

I've also seen sentences like this:

"Tom was appointed senior manager."

That is, there's no 'the' and no 'as'. This also seems to be correct - here's a reference. https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions ... -appointed
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