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    I have studied in grammer books and till now frame sentences like this

    1. I work at (some x company) in (some x place).

    My friend says

    2. I work in (some x company) in (some x place).

    I want to know whether his usage is correct.


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    Default Re: which preposition to use

    i think the prepositions should be used here are ( at or for ).

    i work at a compny in London . or
    i work for a company in London .

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    Default Re: which preposition to use

    ((Not a teacher))

    I think it should be:

    1) I work with Xyz(company) in India.

    2) I work in XYz (company) in India.

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    Default Re: which preposition to use

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    I have studied in grammer books and till now frame sentences like this

    1. I work at (some x company) in (some x place).

    My friend says

    2. I work in (some x company) in (some x place).

    I want to know whether his usage is correct.

    Hello, I would say, in British English:

    I work for (name of company) in China.

    Or:

    I work in teaching for (name of company) in China.

    Maybe our American friends can help.

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    Default Re: which preposition to use

    Thank you sir. I referred this to my friend. He said that the usage of in comes according to the context.
    His argument is
    I work in (some x place) (which is) in (some y place).
    He says 'which is' is implied and there is no need to mention about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batfink View Post
    Hello, I would say, in British English:

    I work for (name of company) in China.

    Or:

    I work in teaching for (name of company) in China.

    Maybe our American friends can help.
    I work in teaching for (name of company) in China.

    I served as a teacher in (name of the Institution) in (name of the place)
    is correct ?

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    Default Re: which preposition to use

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    I work in teaching for (name of company) in China.

    I served as a teacher in (name of the Institution) in (name of the place)
    is correct ?
    I would go with that!

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    Default Re: which preposition to use

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    I have studied in grammer books and till now frame sentences like this

    1. I work at (some x company) in (some x place).

    My friend says

    2. I work in (some x company) in (some x place).

    I want to know whether his usage is correct.

    My normal expectation would be:

    I work for xxxx company in London [employed by them in a permanent capacity]

    I work with xxxx company in Bangkok [not necessarily employed by the company, but working in association with it]


    You might also phrase it

    I am working in/for/with xxx company for the next six months [temporary employment]

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