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    Default with the airlines.

    I'm not sure which preposition to use 'at' or 'with'.
    I'm not sure airline should be with 's' or without

    Don't you have any friends working with the airlines.
    Don't you have any friends working with an airlines.
    Don't you have any friends working with an airline.

    Don't you have any friends working at the airlines.
    Don't you have any friends working at an airlines.
    Don't you have any friends working at an airline.


    Thank you

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    Default Re: with the airlines.

    Please register.

    Don't you have any friends working with the airlines.
    Don't you have any friends working with an airlines.
    Don't you have any friends working with an airline.

    Don't you have any friends working at the airlines.
    Don't you have any friends working at an airlines.
    Don't you have any friends working at an airline.


    Note, an takes a singular noun. Airlines is a plural noun.

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    Default Re: with the airlines.

    Yes...but what's the difference when you say, 'with an airline', and 'with the airlines'?

    Correct grammar is there to convey the real intent: meaning.

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    Default Re: with the airlines.

    Good question. Here in Toronto, saying you work with the airlines is meant to be vague; for example, a self-employed person doing a bit of freelance graphic design for an airline for 2 months might say that. If you say you work for the airlines, however, you're claiming to have a permanent position.

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    Default Re: with the airlines.

    Thanks, konungursvia, for your direct response - no mincing of words...or how you see things.
    ..and boy is that different.
    It's late. Love to tease this out with you tomorrow. Till then...if you're still interested.

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    Default Re: with the airlines.

    I always answer with the same degree of sincerity and truthfulness -- it's just that sometimes I find it useful to introduce concepts and analogies that (apparently) drive you stark raving mad (like comparisons with French) and lead you to call me.... last time it was a "tart," a "queen" and a "transvestite."

    Perhaps you should read the forum rules before libelling anyone here, David.

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    Default Re: with the airlines.

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I always answer with the same degree of sincerity and truthfulness -- it's just that sometimes I find it useful to introduce concepts and analogies that (apparently) drive you stark raving mad (like comparisons with French) and lead you to call me.... last time it was a "tart," a "queen" and a "transvestite."

    Perhaps you should read the forum rules before libelling anyone here, David.
    Why don't you put Excalibur on your ignore list kon, I have, life is to short to "listen" to idiotic abuse from someone who should know better.

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    Default Re: with the airlines.

    Thanks, I will, I had forgotten it was an option.

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