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Which preposition should I use in "I work _____ a small company." at? in? for?
Friday April 18th 2014
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Which preposition should I use in the sentence "I work ___ a small company"? at? for? in?  — V. Chan, Hong Kong
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In the sentence "I work _____ a small company," you can use either at or for

"At a small company" is the more common way to say this, but both prepositions are absolutely fine and have almost exactly the same meaning. 

I think that "for a small company" puts slightly more emphasis on the fact that the speaker is an employee of a larger organization and not in control of it. But the difference is slight, and I'm not sure that all native speakers would agree with me. 

Thanks for your question!

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