join in a talent show or take part in a talent show?

Which is correct, join in a talent show or take part in a talent show?

“take part in” seems more likely. “join in” is not impossible.

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What’s the difference in meaning between them?

Dozy,

  1. There’s no ego here, just an invitation to take part in the fun.
  2. There’s no ego here, just an invitation to join in the fun.
  3. There’s no ego here, just an invitation to participate in the fun.
    Are all these sentences OK?

“take part in” describes the usual way in which one would participate in a talent show.

“join in” has a sense that your involvment is more incidental – as if the talent show is happening anyway, and you happen to become involved in a less structured or planned way.

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Yes.

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