[Grammar] engage in/ be engaged in

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kadioguy

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In the LDOCE6, it says:

engage in/on/upon

1. Only 10% of American adults engage in regular exercise.
2. The two parties engaged upon an escalating political struggle.
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If I write these, do they mean the same?

1. Only 10% of American adults are engaged in regular exercise.
2. The two parties were engaged upon an escalating political struggle.

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emsr2d2

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"engaged upon" is just wrong. There's not much else we can tell you.
 
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