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join=join in? When we talk about someone who takes part in an activity, can we use both "join" and "join in" without changing the meaning? For example, "someone joined the search for a lost kid" = "someone joined in the search for a lost kid"?
Nov 5, 2016 2:48 PM
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"Someone joined the search" is more common than saying "someone joined in the search," but they both have effectively the same meaning. I can't think of any cases where they don't take the same meaning, but there is a subtle difference that I can't quite express.
November 5, 2016
Chino Alpha
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
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English, Japanese