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    Default immigrate or emigrate

    Is it okay to say someone from, say China, immigrated to another country? Or do we have to use the word emigrate only?

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    JH

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    Default Re: immigrate or emigrate

    It depends on what you are emphasizing, the leaving or the coming.

    You would say they emigrated from China. They immigrated to America.

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    Default Re: immigrate or emigrate

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I agree with SoothingDave:


    Economic or political problems have forced millions of people to emigrate from their homelands and immigrate to the United States

    or Europe.

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    Default Re: immigrate or emigrate

    Jennifer, have you looked at the Similar Threads below?

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    What a coincidence! (Or is it?)

    I have just read two headlines. This is strictly a non-political forum, so I have changed the name of a certain country

    to "Mars."

    First headline: RUMORS OF MASS MARTIAN EMIGRATION ARE MUCH EXAGGERATED.

    (Not that many people are leaving Mars.)

    Second headline: MARTIAN POLICY MAKERS CONTINUE TO WORRY ABOUT DECLINE IN IMMIGRATION AND LOSS OF POPULATION TO U.S.(Martian leaders are worried about the lower number of people going to Mars; they are also worried about the number of Martians who are leaving for the United States.)

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    Default Re: immigrate or emigrate

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Jennifer, have you looked at the Similar Threads below?

    Rover
    Nope, Rover. I ran across this problem in my work pretty late last night and went to bed shortly after posting it here. I'll try to remember looking next time I've got a question like this.

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    Default Re: immigrate or emigrate

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It depends on what you are emphasizing, the leaving or the coming.

    You would say they emigrated from China. They immigrated to America.
    You and TheParser were really helpful with this. Far more helpful than a dictionary. Thanks a lot!

    JH

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