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  1. Joanna11
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    Question In/ at/ for

    Hi,

    Which is more correct: 'His sister works in NHS (natioal health services)' ,'His sister works at NHS' or 'His sister works for NHS'

    And another question: 'The flight landed at heathrow at 3 o'clock' or 'the flight landed in heathrow at 3 o'clock'

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    "His sister works for NHS."
    "His sister works at NHS."
    Either of these are correct, because she works for the organization, and because she works at the place where it's located.

    Next;
    "The flight landed at Heathrow at 3 o'clock."
    Once again, location.



    By the way, in the English language, the names of people, the names of certain places and the names of certain things are to be capitalized. You should have done so with the words 'National Health Services,' because they spell out the abbreviation NHS, and because it names an organization. You should have also done so with the word 'Heathrow,' because it is the name of an airport.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanna11 View Post
    Hi,
    Which is more correct: 'His sister works in NHS (natioal health services)' ,'His sister works at NHS' or 'His sister works for NHS'
    And another question: 'The flight landed at heathrow at 3 o'clock' or 'the flight landed in heathrow at 3 o'clock'
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    In this case, only 'worked for the NHS is correct. The NHS is the organisation that employs his sister.

    'At' is used for the location, which in this case would most likely be a hospital.

    "His sister works for the NHS, at St. James Hospital"

    It would be wrong to say "at the NHS" because the National Health Service (no 's'!) is a national institution with thousands of locations throughout the UK. The same applies for other national institutions such as the Army, the Air Force, etc. - you work 'for' them, but not 'at' them.

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    Hi,
    I heard some people use 'work in'. I wonder when we use the expression. I would be grateful if someone could give an example of that. Or we use only 'for' and 'at' to express where you work? Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
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    I heard some people use 'work in'. I wonder when we use the expression. I would be grateful if someone could give an example of that. Or we use only 'for' and 'at' to express where you work? Thanks.
    'In' is used in two ways to talk about work.

    One way is to say which profesion or trade you work in

    "I work in the media"
    "I work in finance"

    The other is to say which department within a business

    "I work at St. james' Hospital, in Radiology"
    "I work there too! In Human resources."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Whitehead View Post
    'In' is used in two ways to talk about work.

    One way is to say which profesion or trade you work in

    "I work in the media"
    "I work in finance"

    The other is to say which department within a business

    "I work at St. james' Hospital, in Radiology"
    "I work there too! In Human resources."
    Many thanks to you, Andrew. I am very glad to be able to understand the difference among 'in, at and for'. However, I have one more question about this. Which should be used in the following sentence?
    "He has worked for/in/at the company for years."
    Thanks.
    Last edited by thru; 13-Mar-2007 at 18:04.

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    Re: In/ at/ for

    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    Many thanks to you, Andrew. I am very glad to be able to understand the difference among 'in, at and for'. However, I have one more question about this. Which should be used in the following sentence?
    "He has worked for/in/at the company for years."
    Thanks.
    "He has worked for the company for years."

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