When a company says: "All applicants must be based in the UK.", what does it mean? In which aspects should we be based on the UK?

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  • Did you look up all and base in a dictionary? – Robusto Jan 24 '15 at 18:54
  • yes.I know the meaning of all and base.It is clear but you didn't understand my question.you just thought of voting. – mahtab Jan 24 '15 at 22:04
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    The sentence says "based in", you're asking about "based on". – Neeku Jan 24 '15 at 23:16
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  • I agree that it's not absolutely clear. See the original question. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 24 '15 at 23:28

I believe it means that all applicants should be residents of UK.

  • Yes. As Nagaraju Kanapuram says: Your home must be in the UK. For the future, you will probably get better answers for basic English questions on the English Language Learner's Stack Exchange Site – Jim Reynolds Jan 24 '15 at 17:43
  • Thank you Nagaraju and Jim.I really appreciate you to spend time to answer my q.And thank you Jim to your suggestion. – mahtab Jan 24 '15 at 22:17

You could easily find your answer in a dictionary. Here's what you'd find if you looked up base in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English for example:

base1 verb
[transitive usually passive] to have your main place of work, business etc in a particular place:
The paper had intended to base itself in London.

be based in something
The new organization will be based in Dallas.
➔ based

[Reference: http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/base_1 ]

P.S. Another good thing to remember all the time, with all languages is to type all words fully with correct spelling. It's never appropriate to say "q" instead of "question".

  • But I saw this meaning before,and I couldn't understand the meaning of "based in" with this definition too. :( – mahtab Jan 26 '15 at 7:42
  • @mahtab You're welcome. Use the up arrow button to upvote an answer if you find it helpful. – Neeku Jan 26 '15 at 9:08
  • My reputation is less than 15!so I couldn't vote!sorry... – mahtab Jan 27 '15 at 16:52

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