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    preposition problem


    What is the difference between consultant of ______ company, consultant for ______ company, consultant in _______ company. And which is the right preposition to use in a question that aims to clarify something "You are a consultant of/for/in _______ company?"

    What if it's under a specific dept? Like "You are a consultant of/for/in an IT department?

    In addition, is of or for better in this sentence: Strawberry would be a good flavor (for/of) ice cream.

    Last edited by drifter; 11-Jun-2008 at 05:23.

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    Exclamation Re: preposition problem

    A preposition usually indicates the temporal and logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the following examples:
    The book is on the table.
    The book is beneath the table.
    The book is leaning against the table.
    The book is beside the table.
    So in your case you can use 'of' and 'for' because a consulant can work for a company or he can be cosultant of a company. He can not work in a company, in which case he will be an employee not a cosultant.
    I am not a professional teacher. So please wait for futher coments from our experts.

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