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    Question take on

    This is the sentences:

    Although this book has taken on revered status, much of it remains helpful and relevant.

    Which word you would choose to replace 'taken on' in this sentences.

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    how would you explain excatly the same thing in this sentences but with other words.

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    Default Re: take on

    Is this homework?

    Also, have you looked it up in a dictionary? Here you have some, just in case: OneLook: General dictionary sites
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: take on

    "Although this book has taken on revered status, much of it remains helpful and relevant."
    And the sentence doesn't make sense. If the book has become revered, wouldn't that indicate that it's more likely, rather than less, that much of it remains helpful and relevant. So, "although" is used wrongly.

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    Default Re: take on

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Is this homework?

    Also, have you looked it up in a dictionary? Here you have some, just in case: OneLook: General dictionary sites
    No, not homework. I'm 53 years old. I am reading a book. I read a lot. I'm trying to read some English books. Of course, I use dictionary a lot. But sometimes it doesn't help to know the meaning of the sentences.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: take on

    I understand your explanations last bit. although is used wrongly.
    but the rest of your explanation I didn't understand at all.

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    Default Re: take on

    Quote Originally Posted by brend10 View Post
    I understand your explanations last bit. although is used wrongly.
    but the rest of your explanation I didn't understand at all.
    If you're referring to my post, that's OK. My comment was peripheral to your question.
    'acquired' would be my preferred synonym for "taken on".

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    Default Re: take on

    Quote Originally Posted by brend10 View Post
    This is the sentences:

    Although this book has taken on revered status, much of it remains helpful and relevant.

    Which word you would choose to replace 'taken on' in this sentences.

    And

    how would you explain excatly the same thing in this sentences but with other words.
    I agree with Raymott's choice of "acquired" as a replacement for "taken on". His comments about "although" were also correct. The conjunction "although" means "in spite of the fact that" or "even though". When it is used, it sets up the idea of a contrast. Even though A happened, B happened. A "revered book" being helpful and relevant is not a contrast. That it is helpful and relevant is a significant reason that it is "revered".
    The implication of "revered" here is that the book has been around for a long time. A better way to phrase the sentence is:

    Although this revered book is a bit dated, much of it remains helpful and relevant. With that revision, the contrast is set up between "dated" and "remains helpful and relevant". That works because dated things are not always relevant in modern times.

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    Thank you

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