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    #1

    take/do a subject

    Hello, dear forum users!

    What is the difference between these two phrases
    - take a subject
    - do a subject
    and how are they used in a sentence?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: take/do a subject

    By "take a subject" I suppose you mean take a class (attend a class as a student).

    I have no idea about the other one.

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    #3

    Re: take/do a subject

    Maybe after you've taken a subject you start doing it (like start learning different topics of it and so on)?
    I saw these two phrases in a textbook, but there are no explanations, unfortunately.
    Last edited by Iryn_; 19-Dec-2015 at 22:29.

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    Re: take/do a subject

    'Do a subject' doesn't sound natural to me.

    We sometimes do various activities, but we don't do subjects.
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    #5

    Re: take/do a subject

    When I was at secondary (high) school in the UK, we frequently used "do" with the names of the subjects.

    I'm doing English Language, English Literature, French, Maths, German, History and PE 'O' Level.
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