previous/former company

yukinohana

Senior Member
Japanese
Hello,
"previous company" vs. "former company"
Which phrase is correct to mean"the old company where one used to work"?
Thanks a lot!
 
  • yukinohana

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    e.g. "He took the clients away from his previous company to his new company." or "He took the clients away from his former company to his new company."
    Thank you!
     

    Forero

    Senior Member
    To me, "his previous company" sounds like one that may be defunct, whereas "his former company" sounds like one that is no longer his. Both phrases sound to me as if he was owner, or at least an important manager, of the old company.

    When you say "the clients", it seems to mean all the clients.

    It sounds odd to follow "took ... away from" with "to ...".
     

    Ashinsky

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    If I left company A to company B, can I call company A my "last company" or "previous company"?
     
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