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    took a revang\\

    Hello everybody

    our teacher gave us a homework today , it is about the tragedy of Hamlet
    should i say " it about how prince hamlet took a revenge from his uncle Claudius"
    or " it about how prince hamlet took a revenge on his uncle Claudius"


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    "took a revenge from" or "took a revenge on"

    Hello everybody

    should i say " it is about how prince hamlet took a revenge from his uncle Claudius"
    or " it is about how prince hamlet took a revenge on his uncle Claudius"


    Thank u
    Last edited by Mohie; 05-Jul-2010 at 01:10.

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    Re: "took a revenge from" or "took a revenge on"

    Peter took/got revenge on Anthony for insulting him

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    Re: took a revang\\

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohie View Post
    Hello everybody

    our teacher gave us a homework today , it is about the tragedy of Hamlet
    should i say " it about how prince hamlet took a revenge from his uncle Claudius"
    or " it about how prince hamlet took a revenge on his uncle Claudius"


    Thank u
    You don't take a revenge - you simply take revenge on someone.

    Hamlet took revenge on his uncle, Claudius.

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    Re: took a revang\\

    Thank u so much :)

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    Exclamation Re: "took a revenge from" or "took a revenge on"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohie View Post
    Hello everybody

    should i say " it is about how prince hamlet took a revenge from his uncle Claudius"
    or " it is about how prince hamlet took a revenge on his uncle Claudius"


    Thank u
    You can say take revenge on(or against) some one or take revenge for something; as:

    It is about how prince hamlet took revenge on/against his uncle Claudius. (no article before revenge)
    It is about how prince hamlet took revenge for the death of his father.
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    Re: took a revang\\

    This may be more information than you want but the subject of your post suggests you may have come across the word 'avenge'. Hamlet avenged his father by taking revenge on Claudius..

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    ps I've merged two threads, and kept the offending title! That's why the OP starts off by asking the same question twice.
    Last edited by BobK; 05-Jul-2010 at 09:49. Reason: added PS

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    Re: took a revang\\

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Hamlet avenged his father by taking revenge on Claudius..

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    That is quite relevant, b.

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