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    #1

    work for/in/at

    Does each of the following mean the same thing?
    If not what is the difference?
    1. I work for/in/at ABC University.
    2. I work for/in/at the ABC Company.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: work for/in/at

    'at' suggests it could be more temporary.


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    #3

    Re: work for/in/at

    Thank you very much, tdol.

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    Red face Re: work for/in/at

    Hi Itasan,

    'in' here suggests a specific type of work - 'I work in the defence industry'.

    'at' would suggest a place that is well known - 'I work at the Whitehouse'.

    'for' would suggest a particular employer - 'I work for the FBI'.

    Hope this helps,
    Dippit

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