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    to remove OR to take off

    Can we say?
    I'd better REMOVE my jacket or I'd better TAKE OFF my jacket



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    Re: to remove OR to take off

    Can we say?
    I'd better REMOVE my jacket (if you put a period at the end)
    I'd better TAKE OFF my jacket
    I'd better take my jacket off. (This is standard English.)

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    Re: to remove OR to take off

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Can we say?
    I'd better REMOVE my jacket (if you put a period at the end)
    I'd better TAKE OFF my jacket
    I'd better take my jacket off. (This is standard English.)
    Hi, 2006. But OXFORD says:
    to take off your coat/hat/skirt/glasses
    He took off my wet boots and made me sit by the fire.

    Would these sound non-standard to you native speakers? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: to remove OR to take off

    [quote=joham;465892]Hi, 2006. But OXFORD says:

    You quoted a couple of references from England. So the first question I have for you is whether you want to learn British or North American English, because maybe there are some differences between the two.


    to take off your coat/hat/skirt/glasses
    He took off my wet boots and made me sit by the fire.

    Would these sound non-standard to you native speakers? They do sound nonstandard to me, but undoubtedly some people say that.

    The standard grammar is 'take (something) off' and 'put (something) on', and I'll give you some, admittedly more complicated, examples where you have to follow that grammar.

    Take your brother's coat off the dog now! (not 'Take off your brother's coat the dog now!)
    Put that pot on the stove. (not 'Put on that pot the stove.')




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