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  1. Ranah
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    what the different?

    i would like to know what is the different between get and take ?


    thanks alot

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    Re: what the different?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranah View Post
    i would like to know what is the difference between get and take ?


    thanks a lot
    To get = to recieve/to obtain, in other words, to be given . To take is quite different.


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    Re: what the different?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranah View Post
    i would like to know what is the different between get and take ?


    thanks alot
    I wonder in what context they overlap. 'Take' is sometimes interchangeable with 'have': to take a shower' and 'to have a shower'. 'Take' and 'get'?

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    Re: what the different?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I wonder in what context they overlap. 'Take' is sometimes interchangeable with 'have': to take a shower' and 'to have a shower'. 'Take' and 'get'?
    'Take' is mostly used in the same meaning of 'have' but a little bit different!

    You can say:

    Take a seat = have a seat!
    Take this = have this!
    You have your vests? = you take your vests? -- here, take means to pick up! but it's rather familiar to hear from people to use 'have' instead of that in the meaning of 'possess'!

    But you can't say 'have your time' instead of 'take your time' when you are referring to start of an opportunity given by someone!

    Take = get = pick up = grab
    get me there = take me to there = pick me up to there!

    Get to >> have to (Sometimes 'get to' is used as got to or gotta)

    I get to go to New York! It rather shows you are required to get to there and more intense than when you use 'I have to ...'!

    Catch = get = figure out = understand

    Sorry! You are breaking up, I can't catch what you are talking about!
    Sorry! You are breaking up, I can't get what you are talking about!

    About taking a shower or having a shower it's quite clear that both are the same as when you use 'getting' rather than them as follows:

    Get this watch = pick up this watch = take this watch = have this watch.

    Generally, 'to get' is used for most of our sentences and it's a most useful verb to be utilized when in a conversation you forgot such verbs given above!

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