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    #1

    take over / get control

    Hi ! I have problem with three verbs : take over, get control , take control .
    These vebrs mean the same in the following sentences?

    Example,
    The war has been breaking out three years ago. Now, enemies try to take over the capilat.
    The war has been breaking out three years ago. Now, enemies try to take control of the capilat.
    The war has been breaking out three years ago. Now, enemies try to get control the capilat.

    Are differences in meanings beetwen sentences above? :)
    I'm not a teacher and native-speaker. I am a student

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    #2

    Re: take over / get control

    None of the sentences are correct.

    The first part should be "The war broke out three years ago."

    The second part needs a progressive form:

    are trying to take over
    are trying to take control
    are trying to get control

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    #3

    Re: take over / get control

    ...and 'capilat' should be 'capital'.

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    #4

    Re: take over / get control

    Say:

    Do these words mean the same in the following three sentences?
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    (Do you know how "capital" is spelled?)

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    #5

    Re: take over / get control

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    None of the sentences are correct.

    The first part should be "The war broke out three years ago."

    The second part needs a progressive form:

    are trying to take over
    are trying to take control
    are trying to get control
    I thought we use present perfect progressive to say about actions which started in the past and continue to the present.

    And Why should I write "are trying" . Maybe enemies attacked the capital yesterday, and they'll attack the capital tomorrow and they aren't attacking the capital now? I read that We use verbs + ing when we talk about actions at this moment.
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    #6

    Re: take over / get control

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...and 'capilat' should be 'capital'.
    Of course , I know it but I copied these sentences and I didn't notice this mistake.
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    #7

    Re: take over / get control

    Milczek, the trying is continuing over a period of time.

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