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    1) How can you distinguish the name in these sentences. They're so alike:
    Hello, my name is Sean
    Hello, my name is Shawn
    Hello, my name is Saul

    2) What is the difference between a Navy soldier and a Marine?

    3) Here lies John and his wife
    Is the sentence correct?

    4) Do American pronounce MarDin or MarTin for the name Martin?

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    Re: Some more

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) How can you distinguish the name in these sentences. They're so alike:
    Hello, my name is Sean
    Hello, my name is Shawn
    Hello, my name is Saul
    The first two are pronounce identically. It's just two ways of spelling the same name. The third name is pronounced like Paul with an S. But I can't say I've ever heard of anyone outside of The Bible called Saul.

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    2) What is the difference between a Navy soldier and a Marine?
    In America, the marines are a seperate branch of the armed forces, although I think they were founded as part of the navy, and are still officially under navy control. So I think there is no difference between the two, but someone with a better understanding of the US military will be able to answer this. But traditionally at least, marine = navy soldier.

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    3) Here lies John and his wife
    Is the sentence correct?
    "Here lies John and his wife," yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    4) Do American pronounce MarDin or MarTin for the name Martin?
    In my experience, they would pronounce it MarDin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    2) What is the difference between a Navy soldier and a Marine?
    I guess the Navy includes sailors, marines, air-force and some other types of the military. Probably a Navy soldier could be any of them. A marine is a soldier who serves on a naval ship (or in a land-based regiment) and is not responsible for servicing the ship but whose duties are shooting, fighting, etc.

    Not a US marine.

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    I am a former officer of the United States Navy. I have never, ever heard the phrase "Navy soldier" before and recommend you forget it entirely, particulaly if you want to talk about the US Marines.

    Although the US Marine Corps falls under the Department of the Navy, they are a completely distinct branch of the service. The Marines do not "work for" the Navy and the senior Marine Corps officer reports to the civilian Secretary of the Navy, not to a Naval officer.

    (There are airmen and pilots in the US Navy, but they are not "The Air Force.")

    If this topic interests you particularly, I'd be happy to discuss it further.

    By the way, I say "Martin" as mar(t)'n with the t almost imperceptible, but not as Marden.


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    But is there any difference in the job of the Navy and the Marine?


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    And in setence 3, do we have to omit s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    But is there any difference in the job of the Navy and the Marine?
    Marines are similar to regular soldiers, but are under the command of the navy. As far as I know, they aren't involved in actually running a ship, or using it in any way other than for transport. That's the job of the sailors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    And in setence 3, do we have to omit s?
    Thanks
    any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    ... and recommend you forget it entirely, particulaly if you want to talk about the US Marines.
    I adore the tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Thanks
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    Test it by switching it around, John and his wife lie here.

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