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?

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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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