July 10, 2014 - Word of the Day: join
Use the verb "join" when a person becomes a member of something (like this website!) or when people come together as part of a group.
- Helga joined a conversation with her classmates. (This sentence is in the past tense.)
- Jose joined his family for lunch.
- Tariq has joined a soccer league and now he plays soccer on the weekends. (This sentence is in the present perfect tense.)
- Do you want to join a group and meet new people?
- Join the chat!
- Can I join you?
- A: Can anyone join this website?
- B: Yes, anyone can join this website to learn English.
- Everyone welcomed Charles who is the newest person to join the company.
Charles was welcomed with a handshake.
The word "join" can also be used when two things come together or meet at some point.
- An intersection is a place where two streets join.
- Pipes are joined together in the plumbing for a home.
- Two pieces of wood can be joined together with nails, screws, bolts, or glue.
If two pipes are not joined together properly, they'll leak.
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