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    Which one fits in

    Hi,your help is appreciated here.In the following exercise,which one is the
    better choice?And please give a brief explanation.Thanks a lot!

    I am feeling too tired to drive any more;will you ________?
    A. take up B. take over


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    Re: Which one fits in

    Quote Originally Posted by tianhang View Post
    Hi,your help is appreciated here.In the following exercise,which one is the
    better choice?And please give a brief explanation.Thanks a lot!

    I am feeling too tired to drive any more;will you ________?
    A. take up B. take over
    Which would you select?

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    Re: Which one fits in

    I want to choose B.But the reference answer is A.I an not clear.You please help me .Thnaks.

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    Re: Which one fits in

    Hi,

    I am feeling too tired to drive any more;will you take over.

    In the above sentence the phrasel verb 'take over' seems to be more appropriate as it expresses control to run something.

    Thanks

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    Re: Which one fits in

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Which would you select?
    I choose B.But the reference answer is A. I am not clear. U please give me a hand. Thanks!

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    Re: Which one fits in

    You are correct, and "take up" is wrong.

    If you take over a task, you start doing the task and the other person stops. Therefore, "take over" is correct, regardless of what the answer key says.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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