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    belly_ttt is offline Senior Member
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    Default 1) United States Marine Corps vs United States Navy vs United States Coast Guard

    1) United States Marine Corps vs United States Navy vs United States Coast Guard
    I've read some articles on wikipedia and found out that the USMC are amphibious while the UNNavy is specialized in water while the USCG chiefly protect the coast of their country. But if the former two overlap each other at the water specialization, why don't the government abandon the redudant Navy and concentrate on consolidating the Marine Corps?

    2) We say: in a funeral or at a funeral?

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    Default Re: 1) United States Marine Corps vs United States Navy vs United States Coast Guard

    at a funeral

    don't know about U.S. forces though

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    Default Re: 1) United States Marine Corps vs United States Navy vs United States Coast Guard

    Oxford wrote " at a funera;l" but Longman wrote" in"
    Any answer to 1?

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    Default Re: 1) United States Marine Corps vs United States Navy vs United States Coast Guard

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) United States Marine Corps vs United States Navy vs United States Coast Guard
    I've read some articles on wikipedia and found out that the USMC are amphibious while the UNNavy is specialized in water while the USCG chiefly protect the coast of their country. But if the former two overlap each other at the water specialization, why don't the government abandon the redudant Navy and concentrate on consolidating the Marine Corps?

    2) We say: in a funeral or at a funeral?
    What makes you think the Navy is redundant? It is purely sea-going. The Marines are soldiers who also have a role on board ship. Technically they are part of the Army, and only one unit of that. The Coast Guard is a civil organisation which look after the coasts and the way in which shipping uses them, as well as responding to emergencies.

    #2 We are going to a funeral. We are in a funeral parlour. We are at a funeral.

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    Default Re: 1) United States Marine Corps vs United States Navy vs United States Coast Guard

    Actually, the United States Marine Corps is a component of the U.S. Department of the Navy, but it is its own separate branch of the military.

    The lyrics to the Marines Hymn sums it up best: "We fight our country's battles, In the air, on land, and sea." The Marines have the reputation for being "first ones in, last ones out" in terms of combat, and are considered to be the "toughest" branch of the military. They rely on the Navy to transport them. They Navy does its work at sea, not on land. The Coast Guard is more like a police force for the water - they enforce maritime law, assist boaters in distress, find lost watercraft, etc.

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