He worked for an American company as <an> accountant

happy_helper

Member
Korean
I read this sentence from my self-study book.

"He worked for an American company as accountant for 5 years."

What is the difference between "as accountant" and "as an accountant"?

I searched other answers about this, but I'm still confused.

Please let me know!! Thank you!
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    If he worked as accountant, there was (probably) only one accountant. He worked as the accountant. The word 'the' can be omitted from unique roles in organizations, such as the president, the prime minister, the secretary, the treasurer: she became (the) president, he was elected as (the) treasurer.
     
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