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    I was forced to go to Africa alone without any friends, relatives, etc. So at the outset, I was little unhappy about it. But now I have taken up with the Africa people. Really, I am happy now.

    Is this expression correct at least as to grammar?

    Please help me.
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    Re: taken up with

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I was foced to go to Africa alone without any friends, relatives, etc. So at the outset, I was litle unhappy about it. But now I have taken up with the Africa people. Really, I am happy now.

    Is this expression correct at least as to grammar?

    Please help me.
    What do you mean saying "taken up with"?

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    Re: taken up with

    Thank you Harry
    From the Cambridge dictionary
    take up with somebody = to become friendly or start a relationship with someone, especially someone who might have a bad influence on you:

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    Re: taken up with

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you Harry
    From the Cambridge dictionary
    take up with somebody = to become friendly or start a relationship with someone, especially someone who might have a bad influence on you:
    Very good! Now you know what to do when you have a problem with phrasal verbs.

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    Re: taken up with

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I was forced to go to Africa alone without any friends, relatives, etc., so at the outset, I was a little unhappy about it. But now I have taken up with the Africa people. .

    Is this expression correct at least as to grammar?

    Please help me.
    But now I have taken up with the Africa people. Really, I am happy now
    This will be better as "But now I have taken up with [some local people/some Africans] and, really, I am happy now."

    Your use of the idiom is fine otherwise.

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