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    journey through?

    Hi everybody....it is me (yes again I know). Another Amletic doubt:

    the author takes us to an ideal journey through his memories telling his personal history.


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    Re: journey through?

    It's not a problem, ask as many questions as you want!
    It means that he is ''letting us in his head'', guiding us by telling his personal history.

    If that doesn't help, maybe this will:

    Ci porta al viaggio attraverso le sue memorie.

    I'm not sure it's correct, but I hope!


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    as many as I want? don't get me started......

    Ok I was wondering if the sentence was correct and, now my turn to correct you: "l'autore ci porta in un viaggio attraverso la sua memoria raccontando la propria storia personale "
    bye and thanks


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    PS: great Italian mate!


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    #5

    Re: journey through?

    Yes... Entire sentence...
    So, is it clear now?

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    Re: journey through?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    Hi everybody....it is me (yes again I know). Another Amletic doubt:

    the author takes us on an ideal journey through his memories telling his personal history.
    I don't know what 'to an ideal journey' could possibly mean.

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    Re: journey through?

    Actually, neither do I.....but I thought it could make a sense!


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    Re: journey through?

    BobK, hi!
    There is a slight difference between:
    Take TO journey and Take ON journey.
    According to the words of a dean at one university of philology, TAKE TO and TAKE ON are different because in the first syntagm TAKE IS perfective verb, and in the second imperfective. I find this EXTREMELY ODD, and hard to believe. He didn't explain me what is the difference in meaning.

    I think these days linguists have nothing better to do then to invent some new rules.

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    Re: journey through?

    I agree about linguists.

    I think the difference is this:

    Take to = take to the beginning of, with a view to doing

    Take on = take the lead in something, and participate in it

    I think a book is much more likely to take you on a journey (although a book could 'take you to a higher level' [where you could, perhaps, start a journey of some kind]).

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    Re: journey through?

    Take to = take to the beginning of, with a view to doing

    Take on = take the lead in something, and participate in it
    I agree. But still... I am a teacher and I have doubts... WHAT SHOULD ''NORMAL'' speakers do?

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