corporation vs company


Senior Member
If you work for a corporation, for example, ABC Corporation,
don't you call your organization "company"?

A: I work for ABC Corporation.
B: Where is it located?
A: My company is located in Tokyo.

Thanks in advance
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    It may be different in other countries, but in the US, "company" can be applied to any business organization. Corporation is a legal term having to do with the company's organizing in a particular way and usually registering its status with the state; there are specific rules about how a corporation operates and conducts its business. A corporation is a kind of company, but not all companies are corporations. If you work for the ABC Corporation, based in Tokyo—yes, you can say, "My company is located in Tokyo."
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