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    "Take it for granted"

    Could you please help me out with some sentences which uses this phrase?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Keralite; 25-Nov-2008 at 02:21.

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    Re: granted

    It means "to fail to appreciate someone or something" usually because it or they always seem to be there, and we forgot how lucky we are to have it or them. A spouse. Water. A job. Food. Friends. Firemen. ...

    If you try to use it in a sentence, we'll help.

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    Re: granted

    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    "Take it for granted"

    Could you please help me out with some sentences which uses this phrase?

    Thanks in advance

    This phrase has the meaning that jlinger said, but it also has another meaning, which I am quoting from TheFreeDctionary. (for some reason I can't forward the link)
    Its definition is "to believe that something is true without thinking about it or making sure it is true". (you can say it is making an assumption about something/someone)
    Their example is "I'd always seen them together and just took it for granted that they were married."

    Here are other examples.
    I didn't watch the game because I took it for granted that it would be a blowout (= one team wins by a lot), and that's exactly what happened.
    I don't doubt you will pass your exam, but you shouldn't take it for granted. Study hard!
    Last edited by 2006; 25-Nov-2008 at 04:57.

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    Re: granted

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    This phrase has the meaning that jlinger said, but it also has another meaning, which I am quoting from TheFreeDctionary. (for some reason I can't forward the link)
    Its definition is "to believe that something is true without thinking about it or making sure it is true". (you can say it is making an assumption about something/someone)
    Their example is "I'd always seen them together and just took it for granted that they were married."

    Here are other examples.
    I didn't watch the game because I took it for granted that it would be a blowout (= one team wins by a lot), and that's exactly what happened.
    I don't doubt you will pass your exam, but you shouldn't take it for granted. Study hard!
    Hi 2006,

    A bunch of thanks for your commentable reply. Its very clear to understand the meaning.

    Have a great time always in this forum
    Rerds, Keralite

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