What would be the correct sentence and why:

He is president of Finland?


He is the president of Finland?

  • Which have you come across? What are your thoughts on the matter? – Edwin Ashworth Jun 13 '14 at 10:27

It could be either:

He is President of Finland.


He is the President/president of Finland.

The first refers to him by title. It is a true Proper Noun or name. The second is just a description of his job; it is akin to saying he is the head chef/Head Chef. They are both correct.

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