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25 Jan 2009 — Inaugural Oath Stumble

When Chief Justice John Roberts gave the oath of the office of president to Barack Obama, they both stumbled over the grammar. 
Where should “faithfully" be placed in this sentence?

 

"I do solemnly swear that I will execute ... faithfully the office of president of the United States faithfully ..."
“I do solemnly swear that I will execute ... faithfully the office of president of the United States faithfully ..."

 

 

 

Click the option(s) that improve(s) the sentence.
  

1.

 

I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States.

 

 

 

 

2.

I will execute the office of the President of the United States faithfully…

 

 

 

 

3.

 I will execute faithfully the office of the President of the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

   Obama retakes oath of office after flub", MSNBC. 22 Jan 2008

 

 

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