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    takes out citizenship

    "Michael J. Fox appears on SPIN
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    sit-com, earns $650,000 U.S.
    a week, and takes out American
    citizenship."

    "Takes out American citizenship" gets American citizehship?

    It's from a book "Friendly fire between Canada and the US".

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    Re: takes out citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Michael J. Fox appears on SPIN
    CITY, an American network
    sit-com, earns $650,000 U.S.
    a week, and takes out American
    citizenship."

    "Takes out American citizenship" gets American citizehship?

    It's from a book "Friendly fire between Canada and the US".
    NOT A TEACHER.

    "To take out citizenship" is to acquire it.

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    #3

    Re: takes out citizenship

    It's not phrasing I've ever heard in this context before. Perhaps he started the process to apply for American citizenship?
    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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    Re: takes out citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It's not phrasing I've ever heard in this context before. Perhaps he started the process to apply for American citizenship?
    Like filling out all application forms and turning them in at the Immigration Department?

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    #5

    Re: takes out citizenship

    Maybe. I'm really not sure what the author meant.
    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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    #6

    Re: takes out citizenship

    I don't see why it couldn't mean to apply for American citizenship.

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    #7

    Re: takes out citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I don't see why it couldn't mean to apply for American citizenship.
    That's how I would read it.

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