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    bring/ take an action against somebody

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    I think I should tell you that if you brought an action for divorce we should have to contest it. You would find it impossible to get the necessary evidence and you would lose your case. (W. S. Maugham, “Complete Short Stories”)

    You’re well in now and can afford to pay your debts. I’ve got some receipts that will come in handy if I’m forced to take legal action.

    bring/ take an action against somebody = initiate/ institute legal proceedings against somebody

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: bring/ take an action against somebody

    YES

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