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    This is a nuance question. Is there an implicit hyrarchy in using "work with"? For instance is there a difference between the following two sentences?

    1) He worked with me on the project.

    2) I worked with him on the project.

    I'm just wondering if (1) would sound a bit arrogantly if we were pure peers and (2) would be putting myself under him. Since I'm not a native English speaker, I'm struggling.. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevernative View Post
    1) He worked with me on the project.

    2) I worked with him on the project.
    #1 may suggest that it was primarily my project, #2 that it was his.

    You can avoid such possible nuances by saying, "We worked together on the project".

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