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Autor:  Thomas / USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  23/FEV/2014 2:04 PM
Assunto:  In the service/on the service/at the service
 
Mensagem:  Frankly, Silvio, the sentence does not sound right.

He could be in the service of his country.  "In the service" usually means "in the military".  It can also refer to employment as a spy, diplomat, etc.

"At the service" typically refers to a commitment to a person, not an organization.
If I can be of further assistance, I am at your service.
I am always at your service, madam.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
In the service/on the service/at the service  –  Sílvio B.  23/FEV/2014, 11:33 AM
 In the service/on the service/at the service  –  Thomas / USA  23/FEV/2014, 2:04 PM
In the service/on the service/at the service  –  Tiago T.  23/FEV/2014, 4:34 PM
In the service/on the service/at the service  –  Thomas / USA  24/FEV/2014, 10:19 AM
In the service/on the service/at the service  –  brasimericano  01/MAR/2014, 6:24 PM
In the service/on the service/at the service  –  Josi  01/MAR/2014, 8:12 PM

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