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I'm really not sure how to correctly use consulting.

For example:

The business offers consulting for(?) programming.

Their employees consult their customers for(?) programming.

In sentences like these, I'm not certain what words to use.

Is for, the correct term? Or is it rather consult with?

edit: Maybe I'm using the completely wrong term. Consulting in terms of giving advice, is what I meant.

edit2: According to this source, it should be used like this:

Consult somebody about/on something:

I expect to be consulted about major issues.


So the initial statements would be:

The business offers consulting about programming.

Their employees consult their customers about programming.

Is that correct?

  • What are you trying to get your example sentences to say? – Lawrence Aug 9 '17 at 7:51
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    '...offers consultation on...' – marcellothearcane Aug 9 '17 at 8:21
  • @Lawrence Two example sentences, in the first the action is done by the business, in the second the action is done by a person. I just wanted to give different examples. – SaAtomic Aug 9 '17 at 12:31
  • @marcellothearcane So you would suggest the example would be correct like this: The business offers consulting on programming. ? – SaAtomic Aug 9 '17 at 12:32
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    Here's the dictionary entry for consulting in the business sense. It contains lots of examples. – Lawrence Aug 9 '17 at 15:51

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