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    Which year and when to migrate

    1. Which year did you migrate to States?

    2. When did you migrate to States?

    Are the above sentences the same in meanings?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Which year and when to migrate

    Try:

    When did you move to the United States?

    Also, say:

    Do those two sentences mean the same?

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    Re: Which year and when to migrate

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Try:

    When did you move to the United States?

    Also, say:

    Do those two sentences mean the same?
    Hi Tarheel,

    But to me, "move" and "migrate" mean different.
    If Tim moves to the United States, his citizenship may not changed but "migrate" does.

    Am I right?

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    Re: Which year and when to migrate

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    But to me, "move" and "migrate" mean different things.
    If Tim moves to the United States, his citizenship may not change but "migrate" does.

    Am I right?
    I see your point. Someone who moves to a new country with the intention of staying is an immigrant who is immigrating. Such people have emigrated from their previous home country and can be called emigrants from it.

    It would be tidy and logical to call them migrants, but we usually don't.

    It usually takes a long time to establish citizenship in a new country. A person legally living in a new country with the intention of staying is called a permanent resident in the United States and a landed immigrant in Canada (and, I suspect, other Commonwealth countries).
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Which year and when to migrate

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Hi Tarheel,

    But to me, "move" and "migrate" mean different things.
    If Tim moves to the United States, his citizenship may not change, but migrating does change his citizenship.

    Am I right?
    No. And it's not ordinary language. Unless you're going to write an article on immigration, I don't recommend using those terms.

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    Re: Which year and when to migrate

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    No. And it's not ordinary language. Unless you're going to write an article on immigration, I don't recommend using those terms.
    May I clarity which terms that you don't recommend to use?

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    Re: Which year and when to migrate

    The term "migrant" and its variations. It's not everyday language. Of course, you can do what you want. And maybe after I go to bed and get some rest I will have a different opinion. (But I don't think so.)

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    Re: Which year and when to migrate

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    May I clarify ... ?
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