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    'take side'

    Hi,

    Please, how do you say when there's a dispute and you decide to support one of the parties?

    If one supports party A, does he/she 'take side' with it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: 'take side'

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,

    please, how do you say when there's a dispute and you decide to support one of the parties?

    If one supports party a, does he/she 'take side' with it?


    Thanks.
    The person takes A's side.

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    Re: 'take side'

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    The person takes A's side.
    thanks!!!
    can I say In that dispute John took Ana's side?
    Thanks again.

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    Exclamation Re: 'take side'

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,

    Please, how do you say when there's a dispute and you decide to support one of the parties?

    If one supports party A, does he/she 'take side' with it?

    Thanks.
    Yes. "Take side" is an Idiom, meaning: To agree with or support someone.
    Example: I took Bob's side when I heard his account of the events.

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    Re: 'take side'

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Yes. "Take side" is an Idiom, meaning: To agree with or support someone.
    Example: I took Bob's side when I heard his account of the events.
    I've met 'take N's side' but rarely 'take side with N' (maybe the singular is Am. English?); in that case, illogically - but that's the way the language works - I'd expect (in Br Eng) the plural: "take sides with N'. You can use this plural non-specifically, like this:
    "Look, you guys are both my friends - I'm not going to take sides."


    You can also use 'side' as a verb: "In the dispute, the suppliers sided with the packers."

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