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    1. Take turns doing something.
    2. Take turns to do something.
    Are they both correct? Which way I'd better take? I heard 1 is American and 2 is British, but not from a reliable reference, I just waned to confirm it.
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    Default Re: take turn

    Both sound OK to me.

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    Default Re: take turn

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Both sound OK to me.
    And me.

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    Default Re: take turn

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    1. Take turns doing something.
    2. Take turns to do something.

    Are they both correct? Which way I'd better take? Which one would be better for me to use? I heard 1 is American and 2 is British, but not from a reliable reference so I just wanted to confirm it.
    Thank you.
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    Please see my amendments in red above. I agree with bhaisahab and 5jj that they're both fine in BrE.

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    Default Re: take turn

    My instinct is "take turns doing." And I'm American.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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