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    Wink take advantage of mom is not at home

    Hello~ What words can I use in this situation?
    Can I use "take advantage of " at all these situations?


    A: Hey, why donít we go to pub to take advantage of mom is not at home today?
    B: Be a good boy, I canít do that, I want to be honest with mom.

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    A: Hey, letís go out to take advantage of messy.
    If we go out now, no one will notice us.
    B: I will be okey? I think we need to say good-by at least?

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    A: Hey, letís show our exam results and get her signature to take advantage of mom is busy. Then she wonít focus on our marks.
    B: Thatís good idea.

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    Default Re: take advantage of mom is not at home

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ What words can I use in this situation?
    Can I use "take advantage of " at all these situations?


    A: Hey, why don’t we go to pub to take advantage of mom is not at home being out/away today?
    B: Be a good boy, I can’t do that, I want to be honest with mom. 'I want to be straight with mom [Am. - Br 'mum']' would be more colloquial.

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    A: Hey, let’s go out to take advantage of messy the mess.
    If we go out now, no one will notice us. (Nobody will notice them leaving. You can either add 'leaving', or just omit 'us' - which makes the implied object of the verb become the event [them leaving]).
    B: I will be okAy? [I'm not sure what this means.] I think we need to say good-byE at least?

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    A: Hey, let’s show our exam results and get her signature to take advantage of mom is being busy. Then she won’t focus on our marks.
    B: That’s gGood idea.[Or 'That's a good idea', except that that's often followed by an objection: That's a good idea, but supposing she really looks. Then she'll ba angry because of the marks and even more angry because we tried to catch her off-guard.']
    You take advantage of a noun (or a verbal noun). Some teachers prefer a possessive before the verbal noun ('...take advantage of mum's being away...', but this practice is dying out (and can make you sound excessively formal).

    Incidentally, there's a proverb (saying, usually summing up a general truth) that you might want to use in this context: 'While the cat's away the mice will play'.

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