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# English question for natives

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11 Jan 2011, 09:01
I was wondering what would be the correct sentence in English:

"an application for a position WITH XYZ"

or

"an application for a position AT XYZ"

XYZ is the name of a company

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11 Jan 2011, 18:41
I don't think either is grammatically incorrect, I would use 'with'.
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11 Jan 2011, 18:47
Good question
I'm quite confused about the usage now! It's hard for the non-native ear to figure out subtle errors
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12 Jan 2011, 01:37
Thanks.
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12 Jan 2011, 02:36
The thing is they actually have slightly different meanings. "work for", "work at", "work with" all say the same thing but have subtle differences. I think "with" is best but depending on the formality and nature of job another form may be better.

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12 Jan 2011, 03:41
What's the difference? Can you please explain?
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12 Jan 2011, 16:19
Well they are subtle, but something like:

You work for me, I am your boss
You work with me, we are in a partnership

In all honestly, both are fine and if its for a cover letter, the opening paragraph will be barely be skimmed.
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13 Jan 2011, 01:30
Thanks, pike
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13 Jan 2011, 01:31
Thanks, pike
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13 Jan 2011, 07:25
thanks pike.. useful
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03 Feb 2011, 14:02
Technically, both are gramatically correct. However, I would suggest using "with". I think it sounds more professional during the application process. Best of luck!
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