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    #1

    take vs get

    I get a chance.
    I take a chance.

    Which one is more common in an English countries?
    Or
    Do they mean same?

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    Re: take vs get

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/chance_1
    I think you will realize the difference between them after reading definition#2 and #3 above, but I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: take vs get

    In addition to Matthew's point, the word you should use, Polyester, is "English-speaking countries", not "an English countries".


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    #4

    Re: take vs get

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    TO GET A CHANCE (to be given an opportunity)

    1. I know that Mona will do very well if she gets a chance to enter the university.

    2. George wanted to be a doctor, but he never got a chance to go to medical school.

    3. I'll call you next week from Paris if I get a chance (I will be so busy that I may not find time.)

    TO TAKE A CHANCE (what you are doing may be dangerous, disappointing, etc.)

    4. I called Mona, but she didn't answer. Should I drive 50 miles to her home? She may not be home. I don't care. I'm going to take a chance and drive to her home anyway. If she's there, that would be great. If she isn't, I'll just drive back home.

    5. What?! You are thinking about lending $500 to TheParser? I hear that he never repays his creditors. Don't take a chance, dude. Don't lend him a penny!

    6. I want to start a business. Yes, I know that my business may be a failure. But in life, one often has to take chances. Who knows? My business may be a great success. If it is not, well, at least I tried.


    *****

    Many years ago, a young man from New Zealand and a young man from Nepal got a chance to climb to the top of a very tall mountain. Some people warned them not to do it. But those young men decided to take a chance. As you know, they succeeded in climbing to the top of MT. EVEREST.
    Last edited by TheParser; 27-Sep-2015 at 17:06.

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