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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Take Hold, Take Control

    Is "take hold" = "take control" in some situations? Would the following:

    1. "The new manager took hold at the company."
    2. "The new manager took control at the company."

    be the same?

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    Re: Take Hold, Take Control

    #1 is not natural English.

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