I have a question on the use of prepositions with the verb "to work". If we speak about the places where people work, "at" is usually used, e.g.:
He works at a factory.
What should I use in case with a trawler or submarine or any other type of ship?
My Dad works on/at a trawler as an electrician / electrical officer.
Is it suitable at all to use the verb "to work" in such cases, or the verb "serves" (or another verb) is a better option?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Jack8rkin; 20-Apr-2010 at 06:49.
Sometimes there's a fine line between the use of "in" and "at" in AmE. Most often in AmE you will hear "He works in a factory". But when you include the location of the factory, hospital etc. you will probably hear "He works at a factory in Chicago", and thus one example of the distinction between "in" and "at". Also, when we speak about some vessel or vehicle we would say "He works on a trawler/ship/tug boat etc." or "She is a flight attendant on a plane".
Thanks a lot! It's very informative and clears all the matter!