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    #1

    Removed / took my letter from the envelop

    Hi,

    Question:

    Should I use "removed" or "took"?

    Sentence:

    When my classmate used my envelop, he removed / took my letter from my envelop and put my letter in my draw without telling me.

    My opinion:

    Took is better.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Removed / took my letter from the envelop

    You're right - took is better.

    (You mean envelope and drawer.)

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: Removed / took my letter from the envelop

    Why?
    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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    #4

    Re: Removed / took my letter from the envelop

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Why?
    x 2

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    Re: Removed / took my letter from the envelop

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Why?
    A single-syllable word uses up less breath and/or ink.

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    #6

    Re: Removed / took my letter from the envelop

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
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    A single-syllable word uses up less breath and/or ink.

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