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    is there a difference?

    Celeste took in the ploy.

    Celeste bit the bait.




    What's the difference? Is there? Thanks!

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    Re: is there a difference?

    Took in the ploy - understood what was intended (if you are referring to the same subjest as before).
    Not 'bit the bait' but 'took the bait' which is a fishing allusion. That means she fell for whatever she was intended to fall for. She was caught.

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    Re: is there a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Took in the ploy - understood what was intended (if you are referring to the same subjest as before).
    Not 'bit the bait' but 'took the bait' which is a fishing allusion. That means she fell for whatever she was intended to fall for. She was caught.


    Oh, I see. So, I should use 'took the bait' instead. When you say 'took in the ploy', there's a voluntary action there. Is this right?

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    Re: is there a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    I've never heard of "took in the ploy". It might be BrEnglish.
    No, it's not. I've never heard of it, either.

    You could say 'She was taken in by the ploy' or 'She fell for the ploy'.

    Rover

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