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    TAKE FOR GRANTED

    She takes me for granted.
    Does this sentence mean that I always accept her requirement without questioning?

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    Re: TAKE FOR GRANTED

    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***
    Sort of.
    If you are always there for her and not being appreciated by her, this is the very condition in which you complaint this way.

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    Re: TAKE FOR GRANTED

    An example:
    "Alice is really mean. I always comfort her when she's sad and she never does anything for me. She takes me for granted, but I can find a new friend some day. She'll see then."

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    Thumbs up Re: TAKE FOR GRANTED

    I remembered that TheParser had written an excellent post about this phrase not long ago, so I did a search and here is what I've found: TheParser explains the meaning of "take for granted".
    I think it cannot be explained any better than The Parser did.

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    Re: TAKE FOR GRANTED

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
    I remembered that TheParser had written an excellent post about this phrase not long ago, so I did a search and here is what I've found: TheParser explains the meaning of "take for granted".
    I think it cannot be explained any better than The Parser did.
    More or less they may have the same meaning but we're talking about "taking someone for granted", not "take something for granted".

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    Re: TAKE FOR GRANTED

    I was (and still am, in fact) in a hurry, and I only read the title of the thread.

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    Re: TAKE FOR GRANTED

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    She takes me for granted.
    Does this sentence mean that I always accept her requirement without questioning?
    It is so confusing! So is my opinion above right?
    please answer my question and explain more simply

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    Re: TAKE FOR GRANTED

    It's not right. When she takes you for granted she thinks you'll always be there for her. Your presence or help is obvious for her; she finds this state of affairs natural. If you always obey her she can easily start taking it for granted and she probably will, but these are two different things.
    PS: not a teacher

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    Re: TAKE FOR GRANTED

    thank you for snatching me from the confusion!

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