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Does the phrase "with a team" imply that the speaker is on the team, or rather that the speaker is explicitly not on the team (of course it may also be ambiguous)?

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    In what context? – FracturedRetina Mar 21 '14 at 22:17
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    I won a gold medal with a team of great players. I plowed the field with a team of oxen. I would guess that the speaker is on the team in the first sentence, and not on the team in the second sentence. – J.R. Mar 24 '14 at 0:52
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The sentence fragment, "with a team," does not give sufficient indication as to whether the speaker is on the team or not. In this case you are right to say that it may be ambiguous, but mostly due to the lack of context you provided. To say that one "works with a team" would indicate that they are not really on the team, perhaps in a management role. On the other hand, to say that one "plays with a team" would suggest that they are on the team. Could you provide a broader context for your question?

  • This is on a resume, but as a standalone fragment, not a paragraph. – soandos Mar 21 '14 at 21:00
  • If you are asking for more details, then you are not writing an answer; it is rather a comment. – kiamlaluno Mar 22 '14 at 5:11

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