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reputation for /of ?

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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

please help

thanks indeed
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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 ?

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

please help

thanks indeed

Hi newyork2012,

The correct version in the first case is:

Tom was appointed to the position of senior manager.

In the second case, both versions are correct:

As a successful broker, Tom had a reputation for being aggressive.
As a successful broker, Tom had a reputation of being aggressive.


However, the first version sounds a bit better and more natural. When using "of", it is often better to use "the reputation" rather than "a reputation":

As a successful broker, Tom had the reputation of being aggressive.

Hope that helps! :)
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New post 31 Jan 2019, 11:00
Thank you for the reply .

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MagooshExpert wrote:
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 ?

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

please help

thanks indeed

Hi newyork2012,

The correct version in the first case is:

Tom was appointed to the position of senior manager.

In the second case, both versions are correct:

As a successful broker, Tom had a reputation for being aggressive.
As a successful broker, Tom had a reputation of being aggressive.


However, the first version sounds a bit better and more natural. When using "of", it is often better to use "the reputation" rather than "a reputation":

As a successful broker, Tom had the reputation of being aggressive.

Hope that helps! :)


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New post 03 Feb 2019, 14:37
newyork2012 wrote:
Thank you for the reply .

Rgds

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Glad to help :)
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