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    office - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    A provisional military government took office (=started in an important job or position).

    Can I say "come into office" or "get into office" in place of "take office"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: take office

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello

    office - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    A provisional military government took office (=started in an important job or position).

    Can I say "come into office" or "get into office" in place of "take office"?

    Thank you.
    We can say that governments come into office, but with a military government perhaps "took" is more appropriate.


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    What about "get into office"?

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    Re: take office

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    What about "get into office"?
    I don't like that use of "get".


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    Re: take office

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello

    office - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    A provisional military government took office (=started in an important job or position).

    Can I say "come into office" or "get into office" in place of "take office"?

    Thank you.
    Though it sounds a bit awkward to me, you can say "get into office". It's a phrase people use. I would say the same thing about "come into office". It sounds a bit awkward to me, but it's a phrase that people use.

    In American English, the phrase "take office" is more common, with the opposite being "leave office".

    "obama takes office" - Google Search

    I feel that I would most likely use the phrase "take office", though "get into office" sounds familiar. The phrase "come into office" sounds okay to me, but less familiar than "get into office".

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