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    Are these sentences correct?

    Do we say:

    - He works in an investment bank in Dubai
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    He works at an investment bank in Dubai

    - 70% of the analysts use this method
    OR
    70% of the analysts uses this method

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    Do we say:

    - He works in an investment bank in Dubai
    OR
    He works at an investment bank in Dubai
    Either.

    - 70% of the analysts use this method
    This one. 70% = 70 out of a 100. -> 70 analysts out of 100 use this method.
    OR
    70% of the analysts uses this method
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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Either.
    After having finished reading the original post and started to read your reply, I wasn't expecting that you would say "either". I am a bit surprised about your answer. I am aware that you are a native-speaker and I am not, but to get rid of the confusion I had after your post, I'll be glad if you tell me whether I'm right or wrong about what I'm writing below;

    "He works at an investment bank in Dubai." meaning he is an employee of the bank.

    "He works in an investment bank in Dubai." may mean, for example, He is an electrician, he is currently working in an investment bank, renewing the data cables.

    This is how I understand these kind of sentences. Would you ( and of course, other native-speakers and teachers too) explain whether there is
    a defect in my understanding of the sentence or not ?

    Thanks for answers in advance.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    After having finished reading the original post and started to read your reply, I wasn't expecting that you would say "either". I am a bit surprised about your answer. I am aware that you are a native-speaker and I am not, but to get rid of the confusion I had after your post, I'll be glad if you tell me whether I'm right or wrong about what I'm writing below;

    "He works at an investment bank in Dubai." meaning he is an employee of the bank.

    "He works in an investment bank in Dubai." may mean, for example, He is an electrician, he is currently working in an investment bank, renewing the data cables.

    This is how I understand these kind of sentences. Would you ( and of course, other native-speakers and teachers too) explain whether there is
    a defect in my understanding of the sentence or not ?

    Thanks for answers in advance.
    No. If he's an electrician, you could still say he works at the bank.
    Neither of the original sentences imply in what capacity he work at/in the bank. If anything, it works the other way round. "He works at the Bank of Dubai, looking after the gardens."

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