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    To take or to last

    IŽd like to know what is the main difference between the verbs to take and to last when we talk about a duration of something (for example of a film or a way). Can anyboby help me? Thank you

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    Re: To take or to last

    It takes me an hour to get to work.
    My journey lasts/takes an hour.
    The film lasts two hours.

    They have a similar meaning, but they are used in slightly different ways. In the first, we have the object pronoun, which we don't use with 'last'. Both can be used in the second, with the idea of how long is required. In the third where we are thinking just about duration, then 'last' is the one to use.


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