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    Default executive

    Can we say

    Executive for service,cleaning and canteen

    who is responsible for service and etc

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    No, executive is generally associated with the upper echelons of business, not with cleaning. Unless this is a title of, say, a vice president, I would not word it this way.

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    Default Re: executive

    Quote Originally Posted by ranok View Post
    No, executive is generally associated with the upper echelons of business, not with cleaning. Unless this is a title of, say, a vice president, I would not word it this way.

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    Welcome to UsingEnglish, Ranok!

    So what word would you use instead of executive?

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    Default Re: executive

    Depends on the context, if this is for someone's job title, then something like:

    • Director of Service, Cleaning and Catering [fits better than canteen]
    • Vice-President of ... [If they are the vice president]

    If the sentence is meant to refer to someone who is responsible for cleaning et al, I'd use the following:

    Responsible party for Service, Cleaning and Catering

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