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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    take it for granted that

    dear teachers, please explain it 1. i take it for granted that the present question is a mere preamble. what does take it for granted that mean?


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    Re: take it for granted that

    It means "I understand that..." or "I automatically assume that..."

    Another example: "I take it for granted that you haven't studied English for very long."

    In other words, you haven't told me that you have not studied English for very long, but I assume that to be the case.

    If someone is "taken for granted" it means that their efforts are not acknowledged or rewarded.




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