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    join or go into

    Hello!
    I have seen the following question.
    She wants to ________ the police, but she is too young.
    A. join
    B. go into
    The key is A, but I am wondering why B is wrong. Would you mind helping me, please?

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    Re: join or go into

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hello!
    I have seen the following question.
    She wants to ________ the police, but she is too young.
    A. join
    B. go into
    The key is A, but I am wondering why B is wrong. Because it is not as good as A. Sometimes multiple-choice questions have more than one at least somewhat acceptable answers. In that circumstance, the best answer is the only correct answer.
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    Last edited by 2006; 07-Jun-2014 at 03:52. Reason: minor correction

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    Re: join or go into

    Thank 2006!
    It is difficult for me to understand.

    go into something

    3 to join an organization, especially in order to have a career in it
    - to go into the Army/the Church/Parliament
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/go_1


    club/company

    join (something)to become a member of an organization, a company, a club, etc
    - I've joined an aerobics class.
    - She joined the company three months ago.

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...english/join_1

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    #4

    Re: join or go into

    People do "go into" the army. But they don't "go into" the police. That is just the way English is.

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    Re: join or go into

    In BrE, you will hear "go into the police" but not as frequently as "join the police".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: join or go into

    Thank Mike and emsr2d2.
    By the way, I am wondering which is used with "the armed force", "go into" or "join", please.

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    Re: join or go into

    In BrE, the same applies. Both are used but I hear "join" more frequently. With the armed forces, you also hear "to join up".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: join or go into

    I think that it's not a very good question. Sometimes when writing questions, people don't think through all the possibilities- it's easy to do this. It's clear that a) is the answer that they're looking for, but it seems a bit harsh to say that b) is wrong to me.

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