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    #1

    take a fancy to//have a crush on

    Jimmy has taken a fancy to Sandra, but it seems that she is not interested in him.

    Hi,
    Is it the same in meaning to rewrite the above as the following? Thanks.

    Jimmy has had a crush on Sandra, but ...

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    #2

    Re: take a fancy to//have a crush on

    Yes, in this context they're the same.
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    #3

    Re: take a fancy to//have a crush on

    Having a crush on someone is rather stronger than taking a fancy to someone, in my opinion.

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    #4

    Re: take a fancy to//have a crush on

    The revised version should say he has developed a crush if you want it to have the same tense as the original.
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