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A. Ever since I started my profession, I have worked for large companies.
B. Ever since I started my profession, I worked for large companies.

1. What is the difference in meaning between A and B above?
2. Does A mean I worked for large companies one at a time and is still working for a large company as its employee at present?
3. Does B mean I worked for large companies one at a time, but I'm not part of any large company at present?
4. Can A also mean that in my entire career or life, I worked for large companies one at a time even if I'm not part of any large company at present?
5. Which is more natural to say if I'm not part of any company at present?

Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.
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Anonymous1. What is the difference in meaning between A and B above?
If you say B, it will be understood as A, which is the more logical one.
Anonymous2. Does A mean I worked for large companies one at a time and is am still working for a large company as its employee at present?
It means you have the experience of working for at least two large companies, possibly more.
Anonymous3. Does B mean I worked for large companies one at a time, but I'm not part of any large company at present?
No. As I said above, it means the same as A, but it is misstated.
Anonymous4. Can A also mean that in my entire career or life, I worked for large companies one at a time even if I'm not part of any large company at present?
Yes. You don't have to be working for a large company at present. The statement only says that you have the experience of working for at least two large companies, possibly more.
Anonymous5. Which is more natural to say if I'm not part of any company at present?
In my opinion, A is the only one which is really natural to say whatever the circumstances of your current employment.

CJ
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Thank you very much, CJ, for explaining the answers to each of my questions. That was really helpful. It's more than clear to me now. Emotion: smile
AnonymousThat was really helpful. It's more than clear to me now.
Great! Emotion: smile

CJ
Thank you, again, CJ.

I was wondering if you could also comment on this one, please. I once read Mister Micawber said you are the master of conditionals. Thank you in advance. Emotion: smile

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