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join the army

This page is about the collocation join the army

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to enlist and serve in the army

For example

  • She begged her son not to join the army.

  • The Australian government forced thousands of young men to join the army and fight in Vietnam.

Note:
Similar collocations include "join the navy", "join the air force", "join the police force", etc.

Quick Quiz

I decided to join the army because

a. I wanted to be a soldier

b. I was tired of being a soldier

c. I was wounded during the war

Contributor: Matt Errey