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    #1

    To take in.

    Hello!

    Here is the following sentence:
    A group of young men set up some photos of what are supposed to be aliens. Thousands of people are taking in, and they end up selling their pictures to several newspapers.

    There are several meanings of this phrasal verb. How do you understand it in this situation?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: To take in.

    I'm guessing that it should be 'Thousands of people are taken in​' - tricked into believing the photos to be genuine.

    Rover

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    Re: To take in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    Hello!

    Here is the following sentence:
    A group of young men set up some photos of what are supposed to be aliens. Thousands of people are taking in, and they end up selling their pictures to several newspapers.

    There are several meanings of this phrasal verb. How do you understand it in this situation?

    Thank you!
    It's either a mistake in the original or a typo. I believe it should say "Thousands of people are taken in", meaning that they were duped into believing that the photos really were of aliens.

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    #4

    Re: To take in.

    Yes, it should be 'are taken in'.
    Thanks for your replies!

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