Spider-Man is approached to train with S.H.I.E.L.D.

I was wondering (whether/ if) will it make any difference if I phrase the sentence as follows:

Spider-Man is approached to do training with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Is there grammatical, meaning or usage difference between the two?


To me, being approached "to train with S.H.I.E.L.D." suggests that he has been asked to take a training course. It probably means that he'll be attending training sessions on a number of separate occasions.

Being approached "to do training with S.H.I.E.L.D." could mean the same, or it could refer to a one-off training session. It is also possible that he could be one of the teachers or trainers, although it is still more likely that he is a student or trainee.

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