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I was studying and the answer in the text book was "In 1782 King George III appointed William Pitt prime minister of Great Britain."
I wrote "In 1782, King George III appointed William Pitt as the prime minister of Great Britain."

I'm not sure why I can't have comma after the year, and why "as the" should not be in the sentence.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    As far as I can see the usage of "as the" fits grammatically wise but it's not necessary to put it there. Also we shouldn't normally put a comma directly after a year in this case. I guess because a comma is used to separate different ideas and here they are the same.

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