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    in the army vs in the military

    "He's in the army."

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    "He's in the military."

    Interchangeable?

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    Re: in the army vs in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    No. He could be in the navy or the air force.
    So it's incorrect to say in the military?

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    Re: in the army vs in the military

    The military, at least in the US, consists of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

    So everyone in the army is in the military, but not everyone in the military is in the army.

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    Re: in the army vs in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The military, at least in the US, consists of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

    So everyone in the army is in the military, but not everyone in the military is in the army.
    So it's more general? "What does he he do for a living? He's in the military."
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