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    those dang prepositional phrases....

    it still sounds incorrect to me, though... to my ears, it should say "i want to immigrate to hong kong" or "i want to emigrate from australia"


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    How about... "I want to move to Hong Kong", eh?


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    To me it sounds right, because he's typing from Australia (I assume). So from his point of view he wants to emigrate.

    I don't really care but I like joining in with a bit of pedantry!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    How about... "I want to move to Hong Kong", eh?
    No... he wants to move FROM Australia. Idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by carang:
    those dang prepositional phrases....

    it still sounds incorrect to me, though... to my ears, it should say "i want to immigrate to hong kong" or "i want to emigrate from australia"
    While grammatically correct (also see the edit to my last response), I agree that it is stylistically not great, especially in this context. Would be different if the OP, say, was sitting in a bar in Oz and talking to some mates about his desire to leave Australia for Hong Kong - would sound a lot more natural in that scenario.

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    yes, he is typing from australia.... but on a hk forum.

    if he merely wrote: i want to emigrate.

    i would assume he is leaving hk (this being a hk forum and all).

    if he wrote: i want to immigrate.

    i would assume that he is coming to hk (again, this is a hk forum).

    but i know that to "assume" makes an as out of u and me....


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    beachball.. if he'd written what you did: i want to emigrate from australia to hong kong, i would not have written anything... you are correct, it IS correct. i would not have challenged it at all.


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    folks... are you forgetting where we all live?
    the correct grammar, of course, is : I want Hong Kong go


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang:
    beachball.. if he'd written what you did: i want to emigrate from australia to hong kong, i would not have written anything... you are correct, it IS correct. i would not have challenged it at all.
    I know - and I agreed that it was poorly phrased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2020:
    OP - what kind of job/industry are you looking for?
    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    Hmmm. I hate to say this, but I'm not sure a relatively inexperienced person in IT is likely to get a working visa here in the IT sector. Basically, with your CV I'd say your best bet is a teaching job.

    If you're actually interested in going into teaching, we can continue that discussion. I'm not sure if I should recommend it though, since it's a job I'm trying to escape from!
    IT industry, and unlike most IT "people" I think that I can bring a tiny bit more to the industry given my hybrid experience in both Mac & PC administration. I see a LOT (95% infact) of Windows experienced users, but rarely any Mac ones (ones that are any good anyway). Like my position now, I can dedicate specific time to IT Support, but then additionally the server administration side of things. Not that you guys would care at all

    I understand that I would need some "desirable" skills, and have put the appropriate ones in my CV (I hope).

    Quote Originally Posted by beachball:
    Nope. He is wants to emigrate from Australia to Hong Kong. The title of the thread is correct, if no very elegantly phrased.

    From a somewhat more authoritative source than Yahoo! Answers: emigrate and immigrate.
    Quote Originally Posted by beachball:
    While grammatically correct (also see the edit to my last response), I agree that it is stylistically not great, especially in this context. Would be different if the OP, say, was sitting in a bar in Oz and talking to some mates about his desire to leave Australia for Hong Kong - would sound a lot more natural in that scenario.
    Please guys, who cares about the grammatical side of this? Let's focus on the main focus of the thread.


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