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    At or for

    My friend works at a museum.

    My friend works for a museum.

    Which is the correct one? I beleive both are correct.

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    #2

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    Both are just fine.

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    #3

    Re: At or for

    Thanks you.
    He works in a museum.

    can I say the above?

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    #4

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    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: At or for

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    My friend works at a museum.

    My friend works for a museum.

    Which is the correct one? I beleive both are correct.
    He could work at a museum but not for the museum. Say the museum leased space to private companies to provide food services. He could work for a hot dog stand that was at the museum, while not working for (being employed by) the museum.

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    #6

    Re: At or for

    You may have worked for a compnay in the past.

    I worked for the company XYZ.

    I have heard people saying the above.

    I want to know why can't we say that he works for a museum.

    Do you know people work at XYZ?
    I worked for them.

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    I want to know why can't we say that he works for a museum.
    We can.

    Dave was merely pointing out that, in addition to working at and for a museum, it is possible to work at but not for one.

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    Re: At or for

    My friend works at a museum.

    My friend works for a museum.

    My friend works in a museum.

    I presume all the above are fine.

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    Re: At or for

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    My friend works at a museum.
    My friend works for a museum.
    My friend works in a museum.

    I presume all the above are fine.
    They are all correct, but only the second states explicitly that that your friend is employed by the museum.

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    Re: At or for

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    My friend works at a museum.

    My friend works for a museum.

    My friend works in a museum.

    I presume all the above are fine.
    Yes, they're all fine in context. In addition, as has been pointed out above, the following are possible:

    My friend works at a museum but not for the museum.
    My friend works for a museum but not at the museum.
    My friend works in a museum but not for the museum.

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