I have seen people using following in corporate emails

  1. He/they work(s) out of (city name)
  2. He/they is/are based out of (city name)
  3. He/they operate(s) out of (city name)

If someone is residing in (city name) temporarily for work purpose or has a permanent residence in that city where he works, can we use the above mentioned sentences?

If someone is out of somewhere how can he be in?

  • Vikram, I suspect that using "out of" in this context is just a feature of American English. It is not normally used in England and the rest of the UK because it is verbose and unnecessary. – Tristan Aug 21 '13 at 11:00

The “works out of” and “operates out of” forms are often used when mentioning the home office or home base of a person who travels (or telephones) within a large area in the course of his or her work. It is natural to use “out of” when speaking of a person whose work often is outside a home office.

I don't recall hearing or seeing the form “based out of” at all frequently, with “based in” being more common.

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  • I don't much like are based out of, but that's nearly 10K written instances, so I guess we have to put up with it. Anyway, that's the correct explanation for how based in/at can equate to based out of. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Apr 12 '13 at 17:16

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