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join / unite

Postby Nalmi » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:19 pm

Please help me to choose the correct word and preposition:
The Democrats are hoping to join with (?) / join (?) / unite with (?) the Republicans.
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Re: join / unite

Postby alawton » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:10 pm


Both would work if you want to express that the Republicans and the Democrats are going to come together to complete a task. I would say that neither one sounds better or worse. Thanks

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Re: join / unite

Postby Joe » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:47 pm

As always context is important and you have not provided enough context to enable a conclusive answer. The following example sentences may help you:

The Democrats are hoping to join with the Republicans in voting against the proposal.

The Democrats are hoping to join the Republicans. The Democrat Party will then be a thing of the past.

The Democrats are hoping to unite with the Republicans. The new party will be called the Republicocrats.

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