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    A detective ___ the PD

    I'm currently writing a composition and I've always wanted to sort this matter out, but I've never had the time to. So here I am, asking the question:

    "A detective ____ the MPD"
    How do I fill in the blanks above? I'm pretty positive it's with. I checked with a dictionary, and it's correct to say "he's with IBM now", but I'm not absolutely sure IBM is the same as a police department, in relation to grammar :D

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: A detective ___ the PD

    I'd say that "with" reads perfectly naturally.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: A detective ___ the PD

    Quote Originally Posted by Grewe View Post
    I'm currently writing a composition and I've always wanted to sort this matter out, but I've never had the time to. So here I am, asking the question:

    "A detective ____ the MPD"
    How do I fill in the blanks above? I'm pretty positive it's with. I checked with a dictionary, and it's correct to say "he's with IBM now", but I'm not absolutely sure IBM is the same as a police department, in relation to grammar :D

    Thanks in advance!
    Yes, hes with the MPD. (M_____ Police Department.)

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