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    she interviewed with the person.. or she was interviewed by the person...

    Dear teachers,

    There are two sentences I have read in an English text:

    1.1. She interviewed with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    2.1. She interviewed with the person she would be working for directly.
    In my opinion the mentioned above sentences have to be written in the following way:
    1.2. She was interviewed by the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    2.2. She was interviewed by the person she would be working for directly.

    In addition to mentioned above sentences there are a few versions of wording.

    She had an interview with the person she would be her immediate supervisor.
    She was called for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She was invited for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She got a letter asking her to go for an interview the next day.
    Remember to take the phone off the hook while you are conducting the interview.
    She has to give an interview to the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She has to go for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 10-Mar-2009 at 14:49.


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    Re: she interviewed with the person.. or she was interviewed by the person...

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    There are two sentences I have read in an English text:

    1.1. She interviewed with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    2.1. She interviewed with the person she would be working for directly.
    In my opinion the mentioned above sentences have to be written in the following way:
    1.2. She was interviewed by the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    2.2. She was interviewed by the person she would be working for directly.

    In addition to mentioned above sentences there are a few versions of wording.

    She had an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She was called for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She was invited for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She got a letter asking her to go for an interview the next day.
    Remember to take the phone off the hook while you are conducting the interview.
    She have to interview the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She have to go for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: she interviewed with the person.. or she was interviewed by the person...

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Here are two sentences I have read in an English text:

    1.1. She interviewed with the person who would be her immediate supervisor. Good.
    2.1. She interviewed with the person she would be working for directly. Good.

    In my opinion, the above-mentioned sentences [or: the sentences mentioned above] have to be written in the following way:

    1.2. She was interviewed by the person who would be her immediate supervisor. Good.
    2.2. She was interviewed by the person she would be working for directly. Good.

    In addition to mentioned above sentences there are a few versions of wording.

    She had an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She was called for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor. Good.
    She was invited for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor. Good.
    She got a letter asking her to go for an interview the next day. Good.
    Remember to take the phone off the hook while you are conducting the interview. Good.
    She has to give an interview to the person who would be her immediate supervisor.
    She has to go for an interview with the person who would be her immediate supervisor.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    You're welcome!

    When an interview is a two-way transaction, as in a job interview, "she interviewed with" and "she was interviewed by" are both correct. When it's a one-way transaction, as in a celebrity interview, only "she was interviewed by" is correct.

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 10-Mar-2009 at 14:28.

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