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    Lightbulb take into

    the two students from South Pasadena High School were taken into custody Monday.

    what is 'take into' meaning in this sentence?
    Last edited by skylar4174; 19-Aug-2014 at 05:21.

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    #2

    Re: take into

    It means they were arrested.

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    #3

    Re: take into

    Not a teacher.

    take
    - to seize or capture physically
    <took them as prisoners>, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take, 1a.
    into - to the inside of,
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/into
    custody - the state of being kept in a prison or jail, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/custody

    It looks to me this wording mostly used in the news reports and formal statements.
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    #4

    Re: take into

    Thank you!
    Then, can i use it when i wirte about this kind of topic as well?

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    #5

    Re: take into

    What kind of topic?

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    #6

    Re: take into

    Quote Originally Posted by skylar4174 View Post
    Thank you!
    Then, can I use it when I wirte about this kind of topic as well?
    Please remember that the personal pronoun "I" is always capitalized in correct English.
    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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    #7

    Re: take into

    Quote Originally Posted by skylar4174 View Post
    Thank you!
    Then, can i use it when i wirte about this kind of topic as well?
    If you are talking about someone being taken into custody, it is a standard usage, so feel free to do the same.

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    #8

    Re: take into

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If you are talking about someone being taken into custody, it is a standard usage, so feel free to do the same.

    Yes, that's what i wanted to ask. Thank you so much! :)

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    #9

    Re: take into

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Please remember that the personal pronoun "I" is always capitalized in correct English.

    Oh I didn't know that. Thank you for another correction!!

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