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    #1

    work (for/at/in)

    What are the differences among work (for/at/in)? What is the right fit for this blank?
    It seems that work for is for "direct employment", work at is to indicate the site or location of the company, and work in is rarely used.


    • I work (for/at/in) an industrial tape company, near my home. My job is a QC engineer.

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    Re: work (for/at/in)

    You basically have the right idea about for and at. This is how I teach it:

    Use work for when you follow with an employer.

    Use work at when you follow with a place.

    work in is not rarely used at all:

    Use work in when you follow with an 'inside' place. (I work in a bank.) That may include a department of an organisation. (I work in accounts.)

    Use work in when you follow with a field/area/industry. (I work in education.)

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    #3

    Re: work (for/at/in)

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What are the differences among between work for/at/in? (Delete brackets/parentheses.)
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    Re: work (for/at/in)

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    You basically have the right idea about for and at. This is how I teach it:

    Use work for when you follow with an employer.

    Use work at when you follow with a place.

    work in is not rarely used at all:

    Use work in when you follow with an 'inside' place. (I work in a bank.) That may include a department of an organisation. (I work in accounts.)

    Use work in when you follow with a field/area/industry. (I work in education.)
    Which is correct?

    1. I work at LG mobile phone Suwon plant.
    2. I work at the Suwon plant of LG mobile phone.

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    #5

    Re: work (for/at/in)

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Which is correct?

    1. I work at the LG mobile phone plant in Suwon. plant.
    2. I work at the Suwon plant of the LG mobile phone manufacturer.
    With my corrections, I would use #1. I have changed #2 but I still wouldn't use it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: work (for/at/in)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    With my corrections, I would use #1. I have changed #2 but I still wouldn't use it.
    I have a similar question. What about this one? Does it have to be "in" as it is inside a department or just "for"?
    I work (for/in) the QC team of the LG mobile phone plant in Suwon.
    Last edited by keannu; 05-Dec-2019 at 22:49.

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    #7

    Re: work (for/at/in)

    I would say:

    I am a member (or part of) the quality control team at the LG mobile phone plant in Suwon.
    Not a professional teacher

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