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    taking a bath

    Which of these are correct?

    I'm leaving now to take a bath. Don't worry, I'll be back later.
    I'm leaving now for taking a bath. Don't worry, I'll be back later.
    I'm leaving for a bath now. Don't worry, I'll be back later.
    I have to leave to take a bath now. Don't worry, I'll be back later.

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    Re: taking a bath

    Numbers 1 and 4 are OK. 2 and 3 don't work. Number 2 is ungrammatical; number 3 is just illogical.
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    Re: taking a bath

    Leaving for a massage is natural because a massage is a service people usually travel to an office to receive. People usually take a bath in their own homes; they don't leave to take one somewhere else.
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    Re: taking a bath

    In addition to GS's information above, if I were leaving someone else's house to go to my house for a bath, I wouldn't use "leaving". I'd say "I'm going home for a bath now. I'll be back later".

    If I were planning to have a bath in the same house that I'm speaking in, I'd say "I'm going for a bath now".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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