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    beachboy is offline Key Member
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    canīt take anything from

    "You canīt take anything from Nadal" (Nadal is a tennis player). What does it mean?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: canīt take anything from

    You can't criticise him- he's good in every way.

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    Re: canīt take anything from

    Two questions: 1) Besides athletes, can I use this expression to refer to people and professionals in general? Politicians, teachers, classmates?
    2) Is the sentence only used in negative sentences? Could I say: You can take something from Maradona ?
    Last edited by beachboy; 14-Aug-2010 at 18:54.

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    Re: canīt take anything from

    1 Yes
    2 That doesn't really work for me.

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