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Which one of the below is correct ?  [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2005, 01:59
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I have started working on this with Steve.

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I have started working with Steve on this.

( the sentence is from one of my official mails - :) GMAT capturing more and more space in my head )
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2005, 03:28
I understand your plight!

IMO, both are correct. The appropriate usage depends on the context.

If you wish to highlight the part that you've started working on "this", but whom you're collaborating with is not of much significance, you'd use the first option:

I have started working on this (with Steve / Bob / Jenny / Bill Gates - doesn't matter in this context)

However, if you wish to highlight the person you're collaborating with, you should use the second option.

I have started working with Steve (and not Bob / Jenny / Bill Gates) on this.

It's possible that Steve has the special know-how no "this" which you can't get from Bob or Jenny or Bill Gates and the person you're reporting this information to, would be happy that you're working with someone who'll be of considerable help to you and the project.

Hope this helps :)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2005, 08:19
thanks Maaverick !
That did help - but I am not sure if both of those are correct !
Let me see if anyone feels the urge to respond - else I will take your word and move ahead !
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2005, 08:43
I agree with maaverick.

It depends on where you want to put the stress.
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