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    Grab ?

    Dear Everybody

    I have a question I can't understand, so please teach me.

    The question is:

    Choose the most appropriate word for the blank.

    "Ask yourself what you want him to do for you;then grab the ( ) and do it for him."

    1. initiative
    2. weaves
    3. futile
    4. rapport

    I think the sentence means that you must do for him what you want him to do, but I don't see the right word.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Grab ?

    Have you looked up each word in the dictionary? One works and the other three aren't even close.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Grab ?

    Thanks

    Now I understand these words "Ask yourself what you want him to do for you; then grab the initiative to do it for him" come from the Bible.(Mathew7:12)

    I consulted OED, OALD and LDOCE but these dictionaries show "take the initiative", not "grab the initiative", so I was not sure.

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    Re: Grab ?

    Surely "grab the initiative" is close to "take the initiative" and makes sense, while "grab the weaves" or "grab the futile" or "grab the rapport" does not.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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