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    #1

    It takes money to live in this town.

    It takes money to live in this town.
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    I wonder if take can be followed by a specific amount of money.
    E.g. It took him $2000 to buy the car.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: It takes money to live in this town.

    No.

    "It takes money" means "You have to be wealthy".

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    Re: It takes money to live in this town.

    "It took him" is commonly followed by a timescale.

    It took him two years to save up the $2000 he needed to buy that car.
    It took her four years to finish her degree.
    It took me a nanosecond to decide whether to accept Brad Pitt's offer of dinner and a film!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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