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    Take tolls or toll

    Dear Teachers

    If I write a news headline,

    1) European debt crisis takes toll on global equity markets
    2) European debt crisis takes tolls on global equity markets

    Which one is better?

    Please advise

    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Take tolls or toll

    If I write a news headline,

    1) European debt crisis takes toll on global equity markets
    2) European debt crisis takes tolls on global equity markets

    Which one is better



    1) I feel that "takes its toll" is more usual, but "takes toll" is common and this more compact form is often found in headlines.
    2) is not correct.

    not a teacher

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