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    Engage or involve

    The judge said that those prepared to .... in crime must be ready to suffer the consequences.

    1. involve
    2. engage
    3. undertake
    4. enlist

    Would you please tell me why we can't use "involve" here?
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    Re: Engage or involve

    Did you check the meaning of 'involve' in a dictionary before you posted this question?

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    Re: Engage or involve

    I don't understand why you talk to your members in this way. It's a bit offensive. If you don't have time to answer such questions, you will be better off telling the truth. If I hadn't checked out the meaning of "involve", I wouldn't have asked from you.

    Thanks for your thorough explanations, indeed!

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    Re: Engage or involve

    People don't involve in crime. The may become involved in crime. Or involve themselves in crime. Or get involved with a crime.

    But not "involve in crime."

    The dictionary cited does state that it is often passive. I would say usually, if not always.

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    Re: Engage or involve

    I guess you are not a teacher.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Engage or involve

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    I don't understand why you talk to your members in this way. It's a bit offensive. If you don't have time to answer such questions, you will be better off telling the truth. If I hadn't checked out the meaning of "involve", I wouldn't have asked from you.
    We can live without this sort of thing.

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