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    Take pleasure in

    I just want to see I can use "take please in" correctly. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. When David became a pensioner, he took pleasure in travelling.
    2. Bob took pleasure in driving sports cars.

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    Re: Take pleasure in

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I just want to see if I can use "take pleasure in" correctly. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. When David became a pensioner, he took pleasure in travelling.
    2. Bob took pleasure in driving sports cars.
    Okay, but I'd use "after" in the first one.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Mar-2017 at 14:40. Reason: Changing 'please' to 'pleasure'.

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    Re: Take pleasure in

    I'd change the first to "When/After he retired, David took pleasure in travelling".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Take pleasure in

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    a pensioner
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    retired
    Although they often do, these two need not refer to the same thing.

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    Re: Take pleasure in

    teechar,

    I am wondering how would you name someone who has retired early in his life, in his thirties or forties, for example.

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    I don't think there's a word to describe someone in that situation. Why did they retire so early?

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    Re: Take pleasure in

    I think of those who are forced to retire because of illness or different kinds of disabilities.

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    Re: Take pleasure in

    I can think of being on a disability/invalidity pension.

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    Re: Take pleasure in

    You could use a retiree.

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