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    Red face Occupation of

    I looked up for the word occupation in this site Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    There's an example: "occupation of a foreign country"
    Does it mean "the country is occupied by a foreign country" or "a foreign country occupies this country"?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Occupation of

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    I looked up for the word occupation in this site Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    There's an example: "occupation of a foreign country"
    Does it mean "the country is occupied by a foreign country" or "a foreign country occupies this country"?
    Thanks in advance.
    PS: If there are any errors (grammar, vocabulary, etc.) in my post, please let me know.
    "A foreign country occupies this country" (Active voice) = "This country is occupied by a foreign country." (passive voice). They mean the same thing.

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    Re: Occupation of

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "A foreign country occupies this country" (Active voice) = "This country is occupied by a foreign country." (passive voice). They mean the same thing.
    I'm so sorry. I was mistaken. I meant I didn't know whether "occupation of a foreign country" means "the country occupies a foreign country" or "a foreign country occupies this country".
    Could anyone help me?
    Thank you very much.
    PS: If there are any errors (grammar, vocabulary, etc.) in my post, please let me know.

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    Re: Occupation of

    "The occupation of Poland" would refer to the country of Poland being occupied by another country's forces.

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    Re: Occupation of

    During the occupation of Poland, Poland was occupied by German forces. Germany occupied Poland. The German forces went to Poland and took over.

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