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    Receive or take?

    Hi,

    Is it correct to say, "Please don't receive/take the payment from him, even if he insists. Receive/take it from me."

    By the way, which is better and more informal to say, "receive" or "take"?

    Thanks

    Regards,
    Asad


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    Re: Receive or take?

    Receive is wrong here. Better would be -

    'Please don't accept the payment from him, even if he tries to insist. I want to pay for it.'

    Of the two words take is less formal.


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    Re: Receive or take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    Receive is wrong here. Better would be -

    'Please don't accept the payment from him, even if he tries to insist. I want to pay for it.'

    Of the two words take is less formal.
    Okay Horsa. Many thanks for your help.

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