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    Military service

    Hi everyone,

    Is it correct to say "go to military service" as in "My brother went to military service last month?"
    Or do we have to say "start (doing) military service" as in "My brother started (doing) military service last month?"

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    Re: Military service

    We'd probably say:

    My brother started his military service last month.
    My brother was called up last month
    . (BrE)
    Last edited by 5jj; 30-Nov-2011 at 14:33. Reason: tidying up

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