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Hayder Al-Amily
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:30:04 AM

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Hi
Let's say that I have 3 previous jobs, 2 of them is finished and the third is my current job. How to tell somebody about that?
Using just Past Simple, like:

I worked with company1 then I worked with company2, and Now, I work with company3.

or using Past Perfect, like:

I had been working for company1 before I worked with company2.

Or what to say?

Thanks
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:25:13 AM

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Hayder Al-Amily wrote:
Hi
Let's say that I have 3 previous jobs, 2 of them is finished and the third is my current job. How to tell somebody about that?
Using just Past Simple, like:

I worked with company1 then I worked with company2, and Now, I work with company3.

or using Past Perfect, like:

I had been working for company1 before I worked with company2.

Or what to say?

Thanks


If you wanted to have them in order, you could say, "I worked for company 1, then company 2, before my present job".

If the order isn't important, you could say, "I worked for company 1 and 2, before this job/my present job".

Most people would assume you have them in order, even though you didn't say so, but since you aren't specific about it, that would mean it isn't very important to mention.
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