Post by Robert Green
It seems to me, however, that the proper way for a person to describe
his or her experience is to omit "in," so that the sentence reads, " I
have a great deal of experience teaching people" this or that thing.
»The patient should be encouraged to see a single
physician with an understanding of and, preferably,
experience in treating somatization disorder.«
»However, experience treating patients with
schizophrenia and cocaine dependence do not
support this hypothesis.«
Essentials of Psychiatry - Jerald Kay (2006)
The two quotes show some variance in the usage within
a single book (actually written by two authors).
I'm inclined to see "experience treating" as a "weak form"
of "experience in treating" that gives less weight or
emphasis to the phrase.
»This was my first experience in finding out what the
colour of my skin meant.«
»I have spoken of my own experience in entering the
(+ 3 more "experience in ...ing" in this work)
Up from Slavery - Booker Taliaferro Washington
Washington always uses "experience in ...ing".
»The group from UCLA recently published their experience
using dynamic half Fourier acquisition«
»In this initial report, they described their experience
treating 60 women with both anterior«
»a 16-year experience performing sacrospinous ligament
suspension procedures at our center«
»Our experience using this colpocleisis procedure in 44
»Sullivan et al. (62) reported their experience using
what they describe as a«
»Wang reviewed a 3-year experience comparing VCUG and
PPUG to evaluate«
Female Urology, Urogynecology, and Voiding Dysfunction
- Sandip P. Vasavada (editor) (2005)
In the above book, »in« is never used. The comparison of
these two books might hint that certain authors or editors
might make a choice to always use or always omit "in",
which might hint that the usage depends on the region
or time or sociotope or type of work.