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    #1

    take a present

    Can "take" be used instead of "receive" without any change in meaning in the following sentence ? Is this sentence correct?
    This is the nicest present that I have ever taken.

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    #2

    Re: take a present

    No. It sounds like you stole it.

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    #3

    Re: take a present

    Thank you, this is what I was looking for. So it can have a negative meaning, can't it?

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    #4

    Re: take a present

    Yes. You don't "take" presents.

    "This is the nicest present I've ever been given." is another option.

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