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Thread: Advice wanted

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    Advice wanted

    I was wondering if there might be a difference in using the expressions:
    - it is taken for granted
    - it goes without saying
    i.e. these are synonyms, aren't they?

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    Re: Advice wanted

    Not exactly to me:
    It goes without saying = it doesn't need to be mentioned
    Take for granted = not consider someone of something because you are confident of their position- it often implies neglect

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