- For Teachers
Please read the sentence:
Don't take me for a fool. I am not so easily taken in.
Could you please explain if I can use "as" instead of "for" ?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
The meaning here is straightforward. It's not an idiom. It has a range of meanings depending on the context and the meaning of "take."
"Will you take this as full payment?" (accept as)
"Don't try to change me! Take me as I am." (accept as)
All these sentences could use "for".
"Will you take this for full payment"
"Take me for what I am"
But it's best to use "as".