shares <in><of> (a company)


Senior Member
Hi, everyone.

Would you let me know whether "shares in" and "shares of" is interchangeable or not? I was wondering after I read this following sentence which is from a CNN article.

Shares in Tencent dropped 1.8% in Hong Kong on Tuesday. The Chinese tech company said Monday it was shutting down its popular "Texas Everyday Hold'em" game.

Thank you.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I was about to say that (in BE) they’re not interchangeable. You have shares “in” a company or a venture.


    The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I think in AE we normally say "I own X shares of IBM [stock]." But when we use the phrase "shares of stock" it's generally followed by "in."
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