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    what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    I run into this question in a form and wondering if i understand it correctly or not?
    Does it mean if i experienced of being in the U.S. military (as a soldier)or not?
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    Re: what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    Quote Originally Posted by mehdi 100 View Post
    I run ran into this question in a form and I am wondering if I understand understood it correctly or not?

    Does it mean Is it asking if I have experienced experience of being in the U.S. military (as a soldier) or not?
    This should help you understand "affiliation with US military".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    According to that definition, I should think that 90% of the American population have been affiliated to the military at some time in their lives.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    Thank you emsr2d2 and 5jj for your informative responses. I have another question:

    Are these questions grammatically correct? "Is it asking if I experiencing of being in the U.S. military or not?"
    "Is it asking if I experiencing to be in the U.S. military or not?"
    I learned something about participial phrase and I want to know if it works in this way or not.

    If I am posting my questions in a wrong place, please inform me the right category in this site to ask such simple questions!

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    Re: what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    Quote Originally Posted by mehdi 100 View Post
    Thank you emsr2d2 and 5jj for your informative responses. I have another question:

    Are these questions grammatically correct? "Is it asking if I experiencing of being in the U.S. military or not?"
    "Is it asking if I experiencing to be in the U.S. military or not?"
    I learned something about participial phrase and I want to know if it works in this way or not.

    If I am posting my questions in a wrong place, please inform me the right category in this site to ask such simple questions!
    No.

    Is it asking if I have [any] experience​ of being in the US military?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    According to that definition, I should think that 90% of the American population have been affiliated to the military at some time in their lives.
    A tiny fraction of that number.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    According to that definition, I should think that 90% of the American population have been affiliated to the military at some time in their lives.
    Very scary. And Halloween's over.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    Really? What's scary about working in service to your government?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean? "Are you affiliated with U.S. military?"

    My own father was an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, so to me, nothing. But if 90% of a country's population were in it, that would remind me of the concept of the timocracy, and would conjure images of North Korea. And America's influence is vast -- so if it ever leaned in the direction of over-militarization, there would be consequences all around. Let's put it that way, as if it were purely hypothetical.

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