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    Default take an interview ?

    Normally we say ' go for an interview ' right ? How about ' take an interview ' ?

    Some native speaker said it is not to use ' take ' , but it seems that nothing wrong with it, though.

    Any comments ? Thanks

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    Default Re: take an interview ?

    You can

    take a message,
    take a phone call,
    take a break,
    take a bus,

    but you can't take an interview. The reason being, well, maybe 'take' has something to do with the hands.

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    thanks Cas :) what a convincing response :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    thanks Cas :) what a convincing response :)
    An example,
    saying " I'll take a rest" is regarded by some as colloquial, so in writing they would say "I'll have a rest". :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    thanks Cas :) what a convincing response :)
    You're welcome

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    Could you possibly 'take an interview' if you are conducting it? I can't say that I've heard it, though.

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