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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    how is correct?

    Hi everybody
    "make or take a decision" which one is better?


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    Re: how is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by msantos View Post
    Hi everybody
    "make or take a decision" which one is better?
    Neither. There is no real difference.

  2. mily-freely's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: how is correct?

    what the different 'whose' and 'whom'?


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    Re: how is correct?

    Hi,
    Still I think make a decision is more Englishlike; the other mighht have originated as a calque from Spanish or French. I am not sure, though.

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    #5

    Re: how is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by msantos View Post
    Hi everybody
    "make or take a decision" which one is better?
    In AmE, we don't "take" decisions, we make them or arrive at them.

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    #6

    Re: how is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mily-freely View Post
    what the different 'whose' and 'whom'?
    "Whom" is the objective form of "who".

    "Whose" is the possessive form of "who" and "which".

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