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    LASSI is offline Newbie
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    REPHRASING WITH VERB TAKE

    Hi there,

    I have been asked to rephrase this sentence with the verb take in past:
    In a couple of years she lost 15 kilos.
    It took..

    My choice was It took a couple of years to lose 15 kilos

    I was told that the right answer was " It took a couple of years 15 kilos" but I wasnīt explain why.
    I donīt understand why my choice is wrong and I donīt see the grammar point of the correct answer.

    Can you help? thanks a lot




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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: REPHRASING WITH VERB TAKE

    Welcome to Using English.

    The so-called 'correct' answer is nonsense.

    Yours is closer. Add 'her' after 'took' and put a full stop at the end.

    Rover

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