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For example the US presidents, how do you ask about Obama's or Washington's positions in the order of presidents without having to mention 1st or 44th.

Do you say:

Obama is what president of the US?

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You can say:

Where does Obama fall in the sequence of US presidents?

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  • Also, where does he come in the sequence (etc). Common in British English especially when discussing sports results - Where did Jones come in the 500 metre race? Where did Manchester city come in the league table? – Michael Harvey Sep 5 '18 at 17:09

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