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    She baked some cakes for me to take (them?)

    'She baked some cakes for me to take (them?)'
    Is the above sentence grammatically correct? Under what circumstances should a noun be added there? I was told that if the noun (take) is transitive, then it should be followed by a noun in the above sentence.

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    Re: She baked some cakes for me to take (them?)

    I think your sentence would be complete without "to take them".

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    Re: She baked some cakes for me to take (them?)

    She baked some cakes.
    She baked some cakes for me.
    She baked some cakes for me to take.
    She baked some cakes for me to take to them.

    The four sentences above are all grammatical but have different meanings.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: She baked some cakes for me to take (them?)

    'She baked some cakes for me to take (them?)'
    No, we don't add "them" which in any case, is a pronoun, not a noun.

    Also, 'take' is a verb, but I think you know that. Even if the verb is transitive, you don't add a pronoun here, eg.:
    "My car tyre was flat, so Susan loaned me her car to drive." (Not "to drive it")
    "Here's my pen that you can write with." No "it".

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    Re: She baked some cakes for me to take (them?)

    Not a teacher

    I think "those" is a better option to use instead of "them".
    She baked some cakes for me to take those.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Mar-2015 at 00:52. Reason: Added "not a teacher"

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    Re: She baked some cakes for me to take (them?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Giant View Post
    I think "those" is a better option to use instead of "them".
    I think you should have paid better attention to the posts that came before yours.

    Quote Originally Posted by Giant View Post
    She baked some cakes for me to take those.
    No. Perhaps:

    She baked some cakes, and she told me I could have them.

    Now that actually makes sense.

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