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    Lightbulb take in vs. take on

    I have a question about 'take in and take on' here:
    * Mary wants to take on more responsibilities; however,
    I think she has enough work to do already.

    I check the dictionary that it says 'to take in' means 'to grant admittance or to receive'
    So can I use 'take in' here? Does it mean she wants to accept/receive more responsibilities?
    And can I say: I will have to take in new staff this summer?

    I'm so confused about these 2 phrases. Can you kindly explain them for me?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: take in vs. take on

    Quote Originally Posted by reyan2222 View Post
    I have a question about 'take in and take on' here:
    * Mary wants to take on more responsibilities; however,
    I think she has enough work to do already.

    I check the dictionary that it says 'to take in' means 'to grant admittance or to receive'
    So can I use 'take in' here? Does it mean she wants to accept/receive more responsibilities?
    And can I say: I will have to take in new staff this summer?

    I'm so confused about these 2 phrases. Can you kindly explain them for me?

    Thank you very much!
    b

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