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Re: Which preposition goes with'early retirement' 'on or in'

Posted by Al on February 16, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Which preposition goes with'early retirement' 'on or in' posted by ESC on February 16, 2005

: : Does anyone know which preposition goes with (early retirement) Is it 'on' or 'in' Thanks

: Here's the way I've heard it in the United States: He took early retirement. He retired early. If I had to choose, I guess it would be "on early retirement." Not sure though.

In the Western US "Upon early retirement I received a bonus..." (Literally, I did.) "During my early retirement the income was smaller than after... [Full retirement at age 65. But that gets into technicalities and not necessarily part of the language.]