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    Which site are you based in?

    You work as a Service Desk Agent at ABC company (not real) with several different sites across the country. An employee or user calls in and wants to have his/her password changed.

    You ask him/her:

    Which site are you based in?. Is this correct?

    Thanks so much for the help.

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    You work as a Service Desk Agent at ABC company (not real) with several different sites across the country. An employee or user calls in and wants to have his/her password changed.

    You ask him/her:

    Which site are you based in?. Is this correct?

    Thanks so much for the help.
    Which site are you based at?
    Where are you based?

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    Thanks so much for your suggestions. But you did not answer the question.

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Thanks so much for your suggestions. But you did not answer the question.
    Can you not infer from the respose given that the answer is "no?"

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Thanks so much for your suggestions. But you did not answer the question.
    Let me try again.

    No. It is not correct. You need to say:

    Which site are you based at?
    Where are you based?

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    You work as a Service Desk Agent at ABC company (not real) with several different sites across the country. An employee or user calls in and wants to have his/her password changed.

    You ask him/her:

    Which site are you based in?. Is this correct?
    Does the highlighted information have anything to do with your question to them? If so, perhaps the correct question is:

    Which site are you [working on | looking at | logged in to]?

    It's a stretch, I know.

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Let me try again.

    No. It is not correct. You need to say:

    Which site are you based at?
    Where are you based?

    Thanks so much. Could anyone give me a situation where I can say:

    Which site are you based in?

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Thanks so much. Could anyone give me a situation where I can say:

    Which site are you based in?

    I can't think of one, because the accepted preposition after "based" (when talking about this kind of location) is "at".

    There are different prepositions which follow "based" in different contexts:

    Which country are you based in?
    Which site are you based at?
    What is your assumption based on?

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    You also can be based out of somewhere.

    Which country are you based out of?
    Which site are you based out of?

    I don't think this works though:
    What is your assumption based out of?

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    Re: Which site are you based in?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    You also can be based out of somewhere.

    Which country are you based out of?
    Which site are you based out of?

    I don't think this works though:
    What is your assumption based out of?
    We hear the "out of" construction much less in BrE.

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