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    Hi all,
    Would anyone please tell me what is the difference betwean these words.

    1)Migrate
    2)Immigrate
    3)Emigrat

    And is there special preposition for them?

    Thanks alot.

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    Re: Word

    To migrate is to move about. Usually used for animals, like birds that fly south for the winter.

    (Also used for people who move about wherever work can be found, like farm workers who follow the harvest seasons around the country. They may be called "migrant workers.")

    Immigration is people moving into a country.

    Emigration is people leaving a country.

    (To remember which is which, remember that the "e" in "emigrant" is from the same Latin as "ex" in "exit.")

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    Thanks....but what about the preposition for these words?

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    Re: Word

    You immigrate to, you emigrate from and you migrate from place to place.

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    Re: Word

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You immigrate to, you emigrate from and you migrate from place to place.
    I don't think it's as simple as that.
    It depends on where you are - like the verbs 'come' and 'go'. For example, if you're in Sydney, you say, "Are you coming to Sydney?", otherwise you say, "Are you going to Sydney?" even though the person is doing the same thing.

    If you're in Australia, and your uncle is migrating from Engliand to Australia, you could say, "My uncle is immigrating [to Australia] from English; My uncle is emigrating from England."
    If you're in England, your wouldn't say, "My uncle is immigrating to Australia."
    You could say, "My uncle is emigrating [from here] to Australia."

    PS: To Radman. A better thread title would be "Migrate" etc. "Word" means nothing, and it's impossible to find a thread later with a non-descriptive title.

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