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    make or take a copy?


    I'd like to make/take a copy in your copy machine.

    Is it fine, please? Which verb, please?
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    Smile Re: make or take a copy?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    I'd like to make/take a copy in your copy machine.

    Is it fine, please? Which verb, please?
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    The xerox* guy could make a copy of this document and take it to the library.

    *[zeer-ox]

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    Re: make or take a copy?

    A copy machine produces a product. It makes a copy.

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    Re: make or take a copy?

    is the sentence fine, please?
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    Re: make or take a copy?

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    I'd like to make/take a copy in your copy machine.

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    I'd like to make a copy of a document on your photocopier.

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    Re: make or take a copy?

    I think it`s - I`d like to make a copy in your copy machine .Because I recently use a sentence like this one there.

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    Re: make or take a copy?

    I'd like to make (produce, create, have) a copy on your machine.

    I'd like to take your picture.

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    Re: make or take a copy?

    The two phrases can have a subtly different meaning:

    Please make a copy: for me, for yourself, or for anyone else.

    Please take a copy: for yourself. Usually the copy has already been made, but if it has not, make one.

    PS. This disinction holds most strongly when you are asked. But you ask to make a copy, as everyone else has pointed out.
    Last edited by abaka; 04-Feb-2009 at 23:26. Reason: added ps

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