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    take one's time doing... / take one's time to do...

    Hello, everyone.

    Today I have a question as to the usage of 'take one's time doing.../take one's time to do...'

    Please see here: http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie..._1#time_1__443

    Is it possible to say 'You certainly took your time to get here' instead of 'You certainly took your time getting here'?

    Thank you.

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    Re: take one's time doing... / take one's time to do...

    Both the infinitive and gerund form of the verb 'get' are acceptable.

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