Joining Paths in Illustrator

I’m struggling with the merging or joining of two paths.

I have two paths, the red and the black one, when I join them with the join tool it ends up looking like on the second image.

Can anyone explain to me why this is happening and what would be the better way to create such a path?

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What you need is not possible with Illustrator’s path logic.

Paths need to in be a continuous, one-after-another anchor point sequence.

Instead, you can either group these, or convert to outlines, in which case you can join multiple shapes into a single shape, but you’re losing the ability to edit these as paths (unless you keep an un-converted copy).

Source : Link , Question Author : Tobias Sutterluety , Answer Author : Lucian

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