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    to take notes

    Is it correct to say 'write down these words into your notebook', 'take notes of something(your impression) '?

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    Re: to take notes

    I would use something like "Write down your impressions/ideas/thoughts in your notebook" or "Make notes [while you watch the presentation]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: to take notes

    "Take notes" is commonly used. (AmE)

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    Re: to take notes

    "Take notes" is used in BrE also. However, I would use that if I wanted people to actually write down the content of whatever they were listening to or watching.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to take notes

    I was interested in prepositions. Write something out INTO somewhere. Write something down ON a piece of paper. Take notes OF something.

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    Re: to take notes

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Take notes" is used in BrE also. However, I would use that if I wanted people to actually write down the content of whatever they were listening to or watching.
    Hmm. To me, the two phrases mean exactly the same. Take seems to be more common in the US than it is in the UK. That is how I see it.

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    Re: to take notes

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    I was interested in prepositions. Write something out INTO somewhere. Write something down ON a piece of paper. Take notes OF something.
    We don't write something into anything.

    Write it in your book.
    Write it on a piece a paper.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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