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    Lightbulb Secretary To

    Hello, please help me. I have a student who always says she´s a secretary to Mr. White. Is it right to say that? Isn´t the term "secretary to" used with a post, not a name, in which case she should say she´s Mr. White´s secretary? Thanks a million.


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    Re: Secretary To

    Welcome to the forums.

    She is correct in saying she is the secretary to someone. She could also say she is someone's secretary. Both are fine.

    See here for usage: [Davies/BYU] BYU-BNC: British National Corpus

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    Re: Secretary To

    useful link, Anglika, thanks.

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