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    #1

    Taking or making desicions"

    Cual de las siguientes expresiones es correcta:

    "Taking a desicion" or "making a decision"

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    #2

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    You make decisions.

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    #3

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    Quote Originally Posted by cristigallego View Post
    Cual de las siguientes expresiones es correcta:

    "Taking a desicion" or "making a decision"

    Gracias
    0) Hello cristigallego! Welcome board!

    1) Don't say:"Cual de las siguientes expresiones es correcta"
    say:"Which of the following expressions is correct?

    2) Both of them are correct.

    3) Webster and Oxford dictionaries say that "taking a decision" is British English.

    4) Many people say:"making a decision".

    5) We always say:"decision-making process"

    6) I read that in spanish language people "take a decision". They don't "make a decision". Perhaps this was the reason you were confused about it.

    7) I recommend you to say:"making a decision".

    8) Don't say:"... , anyway I am not going to be severe about it!
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    #4

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    I am not a teacher.

    Americans make decisions, Brits take them.

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    #5

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    Americans make decisions, Brits take them.
    This Brit doesn't! He makes them just like you.

    Rover

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    #6

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    Bienvenido, cristigallego! (Las dos son correctas; no te preocupes.)

    They're both correct - I would just pay attention to which is being used more often wherever you are. Some Americans use "take", some Brits use "make" - and in fact, people do also say "decision-taking"!

    So as I said, don't worry about this one!

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    #7

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    mayita, which region do you live in that you have heard Americans "taking" decisions?

    That's something I've never heard in my life.
    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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    #8

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    This Brit doesn't! He makes them just like you.

    Rover
    I was afraid of that. Why do I always hear y'all taking them?

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    #9

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    I too would generally say make a decision, and would be more likely to use take for a committee or body.

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    #10

    Re: Taking or making desicions"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    mayita, which region do you live in that you have heard Americans "taking" decisions?

    That's something I've never heard in my life.
    I'm from the Mountain West, but I can tell you that people around here don't say "taking"!

    To be honest, I've traveled around so much that I can't be specific about where or when. However, I know I was surprised to hear Brits and Kiwis and Aussies using "take" the first time I traveled abroad; and I also remember that once my awareness was raised, I discovered that it was said in America sometimes, too. (Listen carefully - you'll probably catch someone sometime!)

    My guess that the Americans who use "take" have probably acquired it by exposure to people from other countries, be they English-speakers, Spanish-speakers, or something else...

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