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    hello, i want to ask the difference between-
    "take rest" and "have rest"

    i mean if my friend is ill what should i say- "have rest" or "take rest" ??

    please help

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    Re: have or take

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannkavi View Post
    Hello, I want to ask the difference between
    "take rest" and "have rest".

    I mean if my friend is ill what should I say - "have rest" or "take rest"?

    Please help.
    1) Please see my amendments above. You need to use capital letters at the start of every sentence, always capitalise the word "I" and remember punctuation.

    2) We normally say "take a rest" or "have a rest".

    3) In your scenario, if your friend is ill, I would use neither. I would simply suggest that he/she "rest". "To rest" is a very good verb to use for what people need to do when they are ill!

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    Thumbs up Re: have or take

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannkavi View Post
    hello, i want to ask the difference between-
    "take rest" and "have rest"

    i mean if my friend is ill what should i say- "have rest" or "take rest" ??

    please help
    As far as I know there's no difference. You can use both expressions adding an "a" before rest. But 'have a rest' is normally used by British people whereas 'take a rest' is used by Americans, as I have observed.

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    Re: have or take

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1) Please see my amendments above. You need to use capital letters at the start of every sentence, always capitalise the word "I" and remember punctuation.

    2) We normally say "take a rest" or "have a rest".

    3) In your scenario, if your friend is ill, I would use neither. I would simply suggest that he/she "rest". "To rest" is a very good verb to use for what people need to do when they are ill!
    thank you very much emsr2d2.

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    Re: have or take

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawood Usmani View Post
    As far as I know there's no difference. You can use both expressions adding an "a" before rest. But 'have a rest' is normally used by British people whereas 'take a rest' is used by Americans, as I have observed.
    Thank you sir for your help.

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    Re: have or take

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawood Usmani View Post
    As far as I know there's no difference. You can use both expressions adding an "a" before rest. But 'have a rest' is normally used by British people whereas 'take a rest' is used by Americans, as I have observed.
    Sir, I want to know al the possible situations where we use "have" in the sentence.
    For example-
    1)I have many english vocabulary books.
    2)Have a seat,please. (Offer something to someone)
    3)I am having an exam tommorow.

    As far as I know there is only three possible situation where we use "have"as i wrote above.
    I am new english learner so I don't know much. I want to know if there is any other situation where we use "have"?
    Please share your knowledge.

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    Re: have or take

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannkavi View Post
    Sir, I want to know all the possible situations where we use "have" in the a sentence.
    For example-
    1) I have many eEnglish vocabulary books.
    2) Have a seat, please. (Offer something to someone)
    3) I am having an exam tommorrow.

    As far as I know there is are only three possible situations where we use "have"as i I wrote above.
    I am a new eEnglish learner so I don't know much. I want to know if there is any other situation where we use "have"
    HAVE has many different shades of meaning: Here are a few (and I haven't included phrasal verbs, particularly idiomatic expressions or HAVE TO):

    I have a new car.
    I have three sisters.
    England has a population of about 52 million.
    Mary has breakfast in bed on Sundays.
    Wehave no choice but to appoint him.
    Peter left an hour ago; he has some work to do.
    She has cancer.
    Have a good time.
    John is having a shower.
    My daughter had 23 Valentine's cards.
    I am having my grandchildren for the weekend.
    What a slapper! Half the guys in the office have had her.

    Have
    the next candidate come in, please.
    He needs to have his hair cut.

    The Prime Minister has resigned.

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    Re: have or take

    Have the next candidate come in, please.
    Does it mean "let the new candidate in,please"?

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    Re: have or take


    Have
    the next candidate come in, please.
    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    Does it mean "let the new candidate in,please"?
    No. It means "arrange for the next candidate to come in, send/bring in the new candidate".

    'Let' means allow, permit.

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    #10

    Re: have or take

    Thank you Sir, not only for your reply but also for correcting me(some mistakes were really silly).

    Thank you once again.

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