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    takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    I want to say "I am looking for someone to takeover these items."

    Does takeover mean that the person will need to pay money or no need to pay money for the items?


    I have checked dictionary but it does not mention if the person who takeover is it a must to pay money or not.
    takeover:
    1. the act of seizing or appropriating authority or control.
    2. the acquisition of a corporation through the purchase or exchange of stock.
    source: takeover - definition of takeover by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I want to say "I am looking for someone to takeover these items."

    Does takeover mean that the person will need to pay money or no need to pay money for the items?


    I have checked dictionary but it does not mention if the person who takeover is it a must to pay money or not.
    takeover:
    1. the act of seizing or appropriating authority or control.
    2. the acquisition of a corporation through the purchase or exchange of stock.
    source: takeover - definition of takeover by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    "Takeover" is not used as a verb, and the definitions you have are for a noun which may have nothing to do with your sentence.
    Here are some definitions of "take over verb" (Scroll down)
    take over - definition of take over by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    "I am looking for someone to take over these items" is a very non-specific sentence, so it depends on what you actually mean. What are the items, and in what way do you want them taken over?

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    What are the items, and in what way do you want them taken over?
    I have some painting equipments, paintbrush, paint... that I wish to sell to anyone that can use them.

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I have some painting equipments, paintbrush, paint... that I wish to sell to anyone that can use them.
    Then "take over" is not the right verb. "I am looking for someone to buy these items."

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    I am looking for someone to take these things off my hands. (Although that suggests that you are giving them away, not selling them.)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Then "take over" is not the right verb. "I am looking for someone to buy these items."
    Does it mean that "take over" cannot involved any money?

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Does it mean that "take over" cannot involved any money?
    No. Money may be involved if A takes something over from B.

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Then "take over" is not the right verb. "I am looking for someone to buy these items."
    Could you suggest some examples on how to use "take over"? Just curious what is the right way to use "take over"

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Could you suggest some examples on how to use "take over"? Just curious what is the right way to use "take over"
    I can no longer pay my rent. I am looking for someone to take over my apartment (and pay the rent, of course).

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    Re: takeover - is it a must to pay money?

    I promised Dave I'd feed his cat while he's away, but I just found out I have to leave tomorrow for two days for work. Can you take over for me for the rest of this week? Dave comes home on Saturday.
    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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