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    #1

    Have a look OR take a look

    Are both grammatically correct?

    If yes, which one will be better?

    Have a look / Take a look

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    #2

    Re: Have a look OR take a look

    I would say both are correct.

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    #3

    Re: Have a look OR take a look

    Quote Originally Posted by eflnow View Post
    I would say both are correct.
    Indeed they are, but I detect a very slight difference: take suggests more effort on the part of the looker.

    Example:

    [Two people are sitting at a table, each reading different newspapers. One sees an article that would interest the other.]
    Have a look at this.

    [Two people are sitting at separate tables, at opposite ends of a room. The one who says
    Take a look at this
    knows that he's asking the other person to get up and walk across the room.]

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    Re: Have a look OR take a look

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Indeed they are, but I detect a very slight difference: take suggests more effort on the part of the looker.

    Example:

    [Two people are sitting at a table, each reading different newspapers. One sees an article that would interest the other.]
    Have a look at this.

    [Two people are sitting at separate tables, at opposite ends of a room. The one who says
    Take a look at this
    knows that he's asking the other person to get up and walk across the room.]

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    Thnaks for the this clarification . I uderstand thr different .

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    Re: Have a look OR take a look

    you know,
    your way of teaching is sooo good, this is the first time i understand something so quick .!

    thanks for your effort

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    #6

    Re: Have a look OR take a look

    Quote Originally Posted by Kopite32 View Post
    Thnaks for the this clarification . I uderstand thr different .
    Quote Originally Posted by nosayr View Post
    you know,
    your way of teaching is sooo good, this is the first time i understand something so quick .!

    thanks for your effort
    You're very kind . But don't get the idea that this is a hard and fast rule. It's quite possible, and right, to say Come here and have a look; but if instead you say Take a look you are implying the [Come here and] part. And when I talk about Come here and I'm referring to any verb that involves making a special effort; in another context, Take a look could mean [Go there and] take a look].

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