link v. join v. unite

hhtt

Senior Member
Turkish
I would like to ask which of the following word is colloquail one and in the same meaning for the context below?

1. Workers linked the railroad cars together.
2. Workers joined the railroads cars together.
3. Workers united th railroads cars together.

Source:Newbury House

Thank you.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    The sentence given by the Newbury House Dictionary of English (click) is Workers linked the railroad cars together.

    Are you asking whether "joined" and "united" are good alternatives to "linked", hhtt?
     

    hhtt

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    The sentence given by the Newbury House Dictionary of English (click) is Workers linked the railroad cars together.

    Are you asking whether "joined" and "united" are good alternatives to "linked", hhtt?
    Yes but isn't it clear enough from this:
    I would like to ask which of the following word is colloquail one and in the same meaning for the context below?
    .
    Thank you.
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Well, I wasn't sure which of your sentences 1/2/3 was the context - that's why I had to track down the original;).

    I'd say that "joined" is considerably better than "united"; but neither is as good as "linked".
     
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