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Sebastian1

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According to the "Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary":

"The correct preposition to use after experience is of" but I heve found that it is very common "experience in".

Is it wrong to write "Extensive experience in sales"?

Thank you in advance for your comments.

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Experience in - the knowledge and skill you have gained through doing something
*a doctor with experience in dealing with patients suffering from stress

Experience of - an event or activity that affects you in some way

*my first experience of living alone
 

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According to the "Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary":

"The correct preposition to use after experience is of" but I heve found that it is very common "experience in".

Is it wrong to write "Extensive experience in sales"? Yeah, this is perfectly correct. Perhaps - but note I'm not certain - it has come into use as a short way of saying 'in the field/area of ...'

Thank you in advance for your comments.

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And we also say 'experienced in'.
 
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