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    Nathan Mckane is offline Member
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    Default sales vs sales department

    Is there any difference between these two sentences?

    She is in sales.
    She is in the sales department.

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    Default Re: sales vs sales department

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Is there any difference between these two sentences?

    She is in sales.
    She is in the sales department.

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    The first sentence means she has a sales job. (She sells things). The second sentence means she is part of the group of people (a department of an organization) that sells things.

    Often, the meaning will be the same. Sometimes, it will not. For example, in the first sentence, she could be self employed; whereas in the second, she is part of an organization. Or, in the second sentence, she might work in the sales department but not have a sales job. Perhaps she's a secretary.

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    Default Re: sales vs sales department

    Quote Originally Posted by MILTON View Post
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    You seem to have answered the wrong question, Milton.

    Rover

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