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    #1

    Take off to do something

    Is this locution mostly British English or is it used in American English too? For example:

    He took himself off to the dentist.

    They took themselves off to the theatre/er.

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    #2

    Re: Take off to do something

    They're fine in BrE.

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    #3

    Re: Take off to do something

    But is it used in American English?

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    #4

    Re: Take off to do something

    Let's wait for a speaker of AmE to tell us.

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    #5

    Re: Take off to do something

    Many thanks Tdol and 5jj. I keep forgetting the time difference!

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    #6

    Re: Take off to do something

    In my opinion this is not used in AmE.

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    #7

    Re: Take off to do something

    If it's not used in AmE, then it won't be used with "theater".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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