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    Is the meaning the same in these two sentences? My answer is Yes. Am I correct?

    He does not belong to any fitness club.

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    He is not a member of any fitness club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Is the meaning the same in these two sentences? My answer is Yes. Am I correct?

    He does not belong to any fitness club.

    or

    He is not a member of any fitness club.
    Yes.

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    Default Re: does not belong

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Is the meaning the same in these two sentences? My answer is Yes. Am I correct?

    He does not belong to any fitness club.

    or

    He is not a member of any fitness club.


    ... because 'belongs to' is not used with any reference to possession. It means 'has a place on the membership roll - that's where he belongs]' - or in other words 'He is a member'.

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