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    Take/Make A Run/Walk

    Suppose the context is a guy going to a store to buy something:


    1. "He made a run to the store.
    2. "He took a run to the store.
    3. "He made a walk to the store.
    4. "He took a walk to the store.


    "Take a walk" is definitely standard English. But, is there anything wrong with the "take a run", "make a run", and "make a walk" patterns?

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    Re: Take/Make A Run/Walk

    In BrE, none of those are particularly natural.

    He walked to the shop.
    He ran to the shop.
    He went for a walk to the shop.
    He went for a run to the shop.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Take/Make A Run/Walk

    In AmE, "made a run to the store" would be OK. It doesn't imply actual running.

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