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    borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    I was transferred to the subsidiary company.
    I was transferred to the sister company.
    How to properly use subsidiary? and also how will I improve my sentence, when I want to say "I was "borrowed" by our sister company to help them reach the sales quota . (then I went back to my original position after hitting the quota). I need your help please.

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    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmor View Post
    "I was "borrowed" by our sister company to help them reach the sales quota .
    You may consider using 'seconded to' instead of 'borrowed by'.

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    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    You may consider using 'seconded to' instead of 'borrowed by'.

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    No, I would not understand "second" to mean this.

    I would say "loaned out to the sister company."

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    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    Actually, I agree with Matthew.

    second
    VB

    • to transfer (an employee) temporarily to another branch, etc
    (Collins)

    A subsidiary company is under the contol the main company.

    Sister companies are independently managed but have common features.
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    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Actually, I agree with Matthew.

    (Collins)
    It may be in the dictionary, but I have never seen it used. So I would not understand it if someone said that to me.

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    #6

    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    Seconded is a common term in the businesses I've worked with and was going to be my suggestion.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 23-Jul-2014 at 13:29.

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    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    Another AmE/BrE difference.

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    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    It's fairly commonly used.

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    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Another AmE/BrE difference.
    I'm American
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: borrowed by subsidiary or sister company

    According to Ngram, it is far more common in BrE than AmE: .0000044434 to .0000011488.

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