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    Question A Grammar Question!

    Suppose I left a company in 2008.

    I'm saying in a way that.
    A - I have worked with XXX.
    B- I had worked with XXX.

    Which one from the above is correct?

    Please help!

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    Re: A Grammar Question!

    Both are correct, but you'd only say the latter if you were also mentioning another event in the past (in late 2008 or 2009) that came after your having worked at XXX. E.g.

    I had worked at XXX (in 2008) before I got my job in YYY in 2009.

    (with is okay too, but I would use it when XXX is a coworker or employer)
    Last edited by timtak; 27-Oct-2010 at 09:23. Reason: correcting typos mainly

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    Re: A Grammar Question!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaurav_2010 View Post
    Suppose I left a company in 2008.

    I'm saying in a way that.
    A - I have worked with XXX.
    B- I had worked with XXX.

    Which one from the above is correct?

    Please help!
    Your question cannot be answered adequately without context.

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    Smile Re: A Grammar Question!

    Thanks for your replies :)

    The thing is "I joined Tech M in 2005 and left it in 2008. And I want to say this thing in my self introduction."

    How can I say this in a grammaticality correct manner?
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    Re: A Grammar Question!

    Why don't you say it like that?

    "I joined Tech M in 2005 and left it in 2008"

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    Quote Originally Posted by timtak View Post
    Why don't you say it like that?

    "I joined Tech M in 2005 and left it in 2008"
    hehehe :D Thank you timtak for replying :)

    Yes I can say this sentence in that way. But I looking for a another way of saying it.

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    Re: A Grammar Question!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaurav_2010 View Post
    Thanks for your replies :)

    The thing is "I joined Tech M in 2005 and left it in 2008. And I want to say this think in my self introduction."

    How can I say this in a grammaticality correct manner?
    "I worked at TechM from 2005 to 2008."

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    Re: A Grammar Question!

    I had been working at Tech M for three years, when [in 2008,] I left them to join my current employer.

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    Re: A Grammar Question!

    Thanks for replying friends :)

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