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    #1

    undertake

    hi,

    it means "to take the duty", right?

    i wonder when/how i can use this word...

    can i say


    i have undertaken the task of ...


    i undertook the duty of locking the doors ...

    ?

    thanks,

    jc

  1. #2

    Re: undertake

    Your two sentences are correct, very formal.

    Undertaking is the noun:
    Reorganizing the office proved to be a difficult undertaking.

    "Take the duty" in your question is not correct. "Take on the duty".

    regards
    edward

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,

    it means "to take the duty", right?

    i wonder when/how i can use this word...

    can i say


    i have undertaken the task of ...


    i undertook the duty of locking the doors ...

    ?

    thanks,

    jc

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