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    immigrated/emigrated to

    If Mike's family has permanently moved to Australia,
    with the intention of becoming residents or citizens, they have emigrated/immigrated to Australia.

    Which is the correct verb?


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    Re: immigrated/emigrated to

    They immigrated to Australia. They emigrated from their previous home country.

    You can remember this by noting that the prefix im- is similar to the preposition "in" and that you immigrate into your new home.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 22-Apr-2017 at 23:02. Reason: Paris in the the spring.
    I am not a teacher.

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