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    You can take it away vs. You can take away it

    I'm doing this pre-Delta task and one of the question is as follows:
    2. Certainly. Here’s our brochure. You can take away it.

    a) Underline the errors
    b) Write the corrections
    c) Give a possible reason for the errors

    Now obviously it should read You can take it away. But can someone explain the rule behind that or at least point me in the right direction? That'd be much much appreciated.

    Thanks a lot.

    Edit: I've got another example and I'd be grateful if you could have a quick look to see whether my explanation is ok:

    1. Do you have got any money?

    b) Have you got any money?
    c) This error is probably due to the fact that learners are taught they need an auxiliary such as do, am or have in order to form a question. There are essentially two ways to form this question:
    1. Have you got any money?
    2. Do you have any money?
    Both options are grammatically correct but some regions prefer one version over the other. In this example, the learner obviously confused and mixed up the two versions.
    Last edited by ametisto; 30-Dec-2012 at 11:39. Reason: addition

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