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PLEASE HELP: Emigrated vs. Immigrated

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by pressboxer, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Doing a feature on a local team that has some foreign-born players as well as a couple of first-generation kids of immigrants and want to make sure I use the words correctly.

    Should it be the family immigrated to the U.S. and emigrated from their homeland? Or is it proper to say they immigrated from their homeland since I'm writing it in the context of moving to the states?

    As always, any help is muchly appreciated.
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I thought you emigrated from state to state and immigrated from nation to nation.
  3. What about Emus and Imus?
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    From M-W:

    Immigrate: to enter and usually become established; especially : to come into a country of which one is not a native for permanent residencetransitive verb: to bring in or send as immigrants.

    Emigrate: : to leave one's place of residence or country to live elsewhere <emigrated from Canada to the United States.
  5. Emus:



    Got it.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    It's a good thing you labeled those. I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  7. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    You know it's a slow day around here when Fenian starts putting stuff on a tee for himself to knock out of the park.
  8. Hey, Luggie, sooner or later, it's good to go to the range and hit a bucket.
  9. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Days later, I am still trying to figure out which one looks worse... ??? ??? :-X

    (I think it is a virtual tie)
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  10. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    At least the Emus looks amused.
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