289 – Join vs Enter vs Attend & Go To

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The words Join, Enter, Attend and Go can be used in similar ways, but there are some strong differences. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how these words are used in everyday conversation.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

  • Ichiro joined the Yankees in 2012.
  • I joined the gym with my sister.
  • It’s quite expensive to join that golf club.
  • I entered Colombia University in 2011.
  • Jack is entering medical school in the spring, so he’s very busy preparing for that.
  • Sue met Frank just after she entered college.
  • (NG) I entered my company in 2010.
  • (NG) I joined my company in 2010.
  • (OK) I started working for my company in 2010.
  • I attended Jack’s wedding. How lovely!
  • Are you attending the meeting tomorrow?
  • The boss asked me to attend the workshop on Tuesday.
  • I went to Jack’s wedding. How lovely!
  • Are you going to the meeting tomorrow?
  • The boss asked me to go to the workshop on Tuesday.
  • Jenny and I are having lunch. Would you like to join us?
  • We’re having a party for Tom’s birthday next Saturday. Can you join us?
  • I’m going to get a cup of coffee. Can you join me?

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