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I hope someone can help me to understand the correct use of the preposition in this case:
In my book it says "to work with a company". Is it also correct to say "I work for IBM" or "I've worked at BMW" for 5 years"? Are there any differences or connotations?
Thanks in advance.
I may be going off on a tangent, but you can say I am with IBM, meaning I work for IBM.
Best wishes, Clive
I'd like to go on with this discussion of prepositions with 'company'. Nowadays far too many sources including teaching materials illustrate the use of 'in' in phrases like 'I work in IBM', 'They work in a company'. As far as I know this preposition has got a more 'physical' connotation meaning 'inside the walls of the organisation you work for'. Or could I be mistaken? Please, send your comments on this.
But, for me, "work in" is possible like this:
I work at a hardware store. I work in plumbing. (=I work in the plumbing department.)
Anonymous:Thank-you for your explanation on te prepositions used with the the word work. Excellent!
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