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    #1

    Take something for somebody to do something else.

    I'd like to know whether the construction from the title is correct.
    May I say "It takes an hour for me to get to job." instead of "It takes me an hour to get to job."?

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    #2

    Re: Take something for somebody to do something else.

    I'd say 'It takes me an hour to get to work.'

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    #3

    Re: Take something for somebody to do something else.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd say 'It takes me an hour to get to work.'
    Or ".....to my job".

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    #4

    Re: Take something for somebody to do something else.

    Or "My commute is an hour [long]."
    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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