Elena
How to put the idea into words correctly? If we know a person due to our job, profession, can we say that we professionally acquainted with the person? Check the whole sentence, please: "This is the person who I have been professionally acquainted with since 2017." OR "This is the person who I have known since 2017 due to the profession " I will be grateful for your own variant.
Oct 30, 2018 1:56 AM
Answers · 8
If I'm in conversation with a friend, I would consider using "a person I know." But if I'm in a conversation with another business person, then I would use "a professional acquaintance"
October 30, 2018
I believe I'd say "He/She and I have been professionally acquainted since 2017" I like your first sentence the most, it's pretty much spot on!
October 30, 2018
You could also say, "I have been professionally acquainted with (insert person's name) since 2017 through working at (insert employer)." If you were going to list them as a reference with their contact information. Make sure you ask them if it's okay that you list them as a reference. If they've said you could use them, let them know when you've applied for a job so that they can watch for an email or phone call from the employer :)
October 30, 2018
The first one is good. The second one sounds akward. "I have known him in a professional capacity for a decade" is a way I often say it.
October 30, 2018
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