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    #1

    Talking chiefs

    Hi! Another question. Do you say in English:

    I]Chief of Transportation[/I]
    Chief of the service
    Chief of car rental

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: chiefs

    Hello LB

    I'd be more inclined to say "head of XYZ".

    But that may just be British Englsih. Let's see what other members suggest.

    MrP

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    #3

    Question Re: chiefs

    Thanks, Mr. Pedantic. Now, is it "Head of THE Transportation" or "Head of Transportation" With the article or without? And with capital letter or not?

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    #4

    Re: chiefs

    Hello LB

    With job titles, I'd say:

    Head of Transportation
    Head of Car Rental

    These people would probably be called "heads of department".

    At a higher level, you may also find "director":

    Director of Communications
    Director of Sales & Marketing

    Often, a "director" will run two or three departments.

    That said, there's a lot of variation. Job titles are remarkably nebulous.

    MrP

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    #5

    Re: chiefs

    Thanks MrP. And how about this:
    Head of the Service Department (the guy who repairs cars)
    Is it OK?

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    #6

    Re: chiefs

    Hmm. You may need a specialist for that one.

    I would guess:

    "Head of Servicing"

    But it's only a guess...Someone else will have a better answer!

    MrP

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    #7

    Re: chiefs

    I'm in agreement with our honorable MrP.

    Additionally,

    "Head of the Service Department".
    => It's a specific department.

    Cf. Head of Communications; Head of the Communications Department.

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    #8

    Re: chiefs

    On reflection, if he's doing the repairs himself, "head" of anything sounds a slightly grandiose job title.

    MrP

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