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    "in" or "not in"

    Which of the following is acceptable?
    1.Join the show.
    2.Join in the show.
    Last edited by betterin; 30-Apr-2007 at 15:05.

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    Re: "in" or "not in"

    Quote Originally Posted by betterin View Post
    Which of the following is true?
    1.Join the show.
    2.Join in the show.
    I say: Join the show. when it is clear what we are talking about we can say:Join in.


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    Re: "in" or "not in"

    "join" is followed by an organization, while "join in " is followed by an activity."The show" is an activity held by some TV company, so it is better to say "join in the show".

    Is there something wrong with my explanation?

    But sometimes I do see "join the show" in newspapers.

    Can you give me an detailed example?


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    Re: "in" or "not in"

    Hello Betterin, I can notice that you have experience with this topic. Would it be possible if you could help me with the difference between "in" and "on"?
    Thank you!


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    Re: "in" or "not in"

    Quote Originally Posted by betterin View Post
    "join" is followed by an organization, while "join in " is followed by an activity."The show" is an activity held by some TV company, so it is better to say "join in the show".

    Is there something wrong with my explanation?

    But sometimes I do see "join the show" in newspapers.

    Can you give me an detailed example?
    I know the genral rule of using "join" and "join in", but I want to know why native speakers say "join the show".

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