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    Take Out, Down, Up

    Suppose the three contexts are

    1. a book sits in a box.
    2. a book sits on the top shelf of a book case.
    3. a book sits on the ground

    In context 1, if I removed the book from the box, it seems that I can write:

    1a "I took out the book."

    without appending "from the box" to the sentence.

    Suppose, in context 2 I removed the book from the top shelf and put it on the ground. Suppose also in context 3, I bent down to grab the book off the ground and then held it in my hand while I was standing.
    Can I write these to describe context 2 & 3, respectively?

    2a "I took down the book."
    3a "I took up the book."

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    #2

    Re: Take Out, Down, Up

    Welcome to the forums, cashh. (Extra cash is always welcome.)

    Quote Originally Posted by cashh View Post

    1a "I took out the book."

    2a "I took down the book."

    3a "I picked up the book."

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    Re: Take Out, Down, Up

    Thread closed. Clone of banned user.

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