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    Hi

    Are they all OK?

    1. Can I take a picture with you?
    2. Will you take a picture of me?
    3. I'll just take a picture of you.
    4. Can you take a picture for me?
    5. Will you take a picture of me and my friend?

    Hmm, nothing else comes to my mind right now ...

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    They're fine.
    They don't mean the same thing.

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    Re: picture

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    What about No. 4 and "Can you take a picture of me?"

    I suppose the first one means that I want somebody to take a picture of anything and do it for me while in the second example I'm asking somebody to take a picture of me and no one else.

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    Re: picture

    I agree - though not "of anything." Context should make it clear. Perhaps the person next to you is very tall and can see over the crowd gathered to see the President. You may hand your camera to him and ask if he would "take a picture for me" because he can hold the camera up higher than you can. He's doing it on your behalf.

    Meanwhile, "take a picture of me" is of you - it doesn't say whether there is anyone or anything else in the picture, though you probably would say "of us" if there were others in the picture.

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