the subcontractor of the leaning building

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  • SwissPete

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    Français (CH), AE (California)
    No. Although the building is built by a contractor, most contractors do not have the capability to do the entire job.

    Therefore, some tasks are given to sub-contractors.


    Grammatically I don't like the sentence. I would have preferred: Shares of Asahi Kasei, Sumitomo Mitsui's subcontractor, fell as much as ...
     

    dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    We usually say a/the subcontractor on or for a specific project.

    For the quote in bold, the subcontractor for is correct if Asahi does all the work on this building (even though Sumitomo has the official contract). If Sumitomo and Asahi each do part of the work on this building, a subcontractor for is more accurate.
     
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