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    Default take something upon something

    Hi

    I did not understand the part of a sentence which was "It is expected that the reader will take the fundamentalstatements upon faith". Particularly the part "take something upon something".

    Thank you in advance for your interest

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    Default Re: take something upon something

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    Quote Originally Posted by faruk1453 View Post
    Hi

    I did not understand the part of a sentence which was "It is expected that the reader will take the fundamental [space]statements upon faith". Particularly the part "take something upon something".

    Thank you in advance for your interest
    See take on faith - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 10-Oct-2012 at 14:38.

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    Default Re: take something upon something

    Welcome to the forums.
    Could you paste in a few sentences before this one? (Note that when you paste, you may need to add back in spaces that get left out in the cutting-and-pasting process.)

    Usually when you "take [something] on faith" it means you have to accept it without proof.

    The use of "upon" makes me question whether this was the intended meaning here -- or maybe "upon" is how that expression is used in other dialects.
    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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    Default Re: take something upon something

    First of all thank you for your response..

    " It is expected that the reader will take the fundamentalstatements upon faith, just as he would take statements
    concerning a law of electrical action if they were promulgated by
    a Marconi or an Edison; and, taking the statements upon faith,
    that he will prove their truth by acting upon them without fear or
    hesitation. "

    This is whole sentence.
    Actually I deduce something that is similar with your explanation but it is still ambiguous in my mind.

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    Default Re: take something upon something

    Perhaps you could think of it as "I either don't know or won't bore you with all the details and proof points that back this up, but you can believe it and assume it is all completely true."


    (I still would have written "on" faith there, instead of "upon" faith.)
    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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