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    According to the "Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary":

    "The correct preposition to use after experience is of" but I heve found that it is very common "experience in".

    Is it wrong to write "Extensive experience in sales"?

    Thank you in advance for your comments.

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    Experience in - the knowledge and skill you have gained through doing something
    *a doctor with experience in dealing with patients suffering from stress

    Experience of - an event or activity that affects you in some way

    *my first experience of living alone

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    Default Re: "experience of"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian1 View Post
    According to the "Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary":

    "The correct preposition to use after experience is of" but I heve found that it is very common "experience in".

    Is it wrong to write "Extensive experience in sales"? Yeah, this is perfectly correct. Perhaps - but note I'm not certain - it has come into use as a short way of saying 'in the field/area of ...'

    Thank you in advance for your comments.

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    Default Re: "experience of"

    And we also say 'experienced in'.

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    Thanks you for your help!

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