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    Cool Granted??

    Hi,

    I think I overheard something like: "you can take it as granted". What does that exactly mean?

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    Re: Granted??

    take it for granted is an idiom to mean "be assured"

    She is always late, so you can take it for granted that she will miss dinner again tonght.

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    Re: Granted??

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    I think I overheard something like: "you can take it as granted". What does that exactly mean?
    Hi bleasy,

    In the US -- where I'm from -- one would be more likely to hear:
    You can take it for granted.
    As you can see, the American form of the idiom -- to take for granted -- uses the preposition "for" instead of "as." It also means exactly what susiedqq has described: to be assured (of something).


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    Re: Granted??

    Someone also grants permission. So, a student at a high school may want to organize some event, and speak with the headmaster about it, asking his permission. The headmaster might reply:
    "You'll have to fill out the formal application form for "Use Of School Premises", but you can take it as granted.

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