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Father has taken restless of late.
As we know, 'take' is not a linking verb. In the sentence above, however, 'take' takes an adjective 'restless'. Is this sentence correct? Thanks.
It's an adjective to me rather than a noun. The only thing that was strange was the collocation of take/restless, which is not one I would use as a BrE speaker.
*Possibly a little archaic now, but that's the way I am. Today an older(?) person may say 'I well remember the time when...', or even - in a more mannered variant - 'Well I recall...'. But - for the opposite case - we'd say 'I remember only vaguely/mistily/imperfectly' (possibly, with a subconscious and even unrecognized hat-tip to St Paul, 'as through a glass, darkly' ). In that case, it was possible until the early twentieth century to say 'I ill remember'. That adverb is recalled in the compound adjective 'ill-remembered'.