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At the bank or with the bank Options
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, April 8, 2018 1:34:44 AM
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used to say where somebody works or studies
He's been at the bank longer than anyone else.
Oxford advance learners dictionary
Would the preposition "with" in "at or with the bank" be equally correct?
BobShilling
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Yes. Either preposition is fine in BrE.
palapaguy
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I've never heard of that term, unless referring specifically to someone who works at the bank. Please provide a link.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, April 8, 2018 7:57:44 PM

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If I only heard "He's been at the bank a long time", then I would think that he has been standing in line waiting for a teller all afternoon.

If I only heard "He's been with the bank a long time", then I would think that he has been an employee of the bank for several or many years.

Note that CONTEXT must play into this. So many questions here are asked as if an entire story & it's background are expected to be telegraphed in a single sentence. Communication doesn't work that way.


BobShilling
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 4:39:14 AM
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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
So many questions here are asked as if an entire story & it's background are expected to be telegraphed in a single sentence. Communication doesn't work that way.


Applause Applause Applause

ps.There should be no apostrophe in its.
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 10:28:18 AM

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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
So many questions here are asked as if an entire story & it's background are expected to be telegraphed in a single sentence. Communication doesn't work that way.




I suspect some people do it for fun.
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