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    Differences between give and take

    Please let me know the differences between give and take; such as give training or take training, give exam or take exam.


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    Re: Differences between give and take

    When you give someone a lesson, you are the trainer. When you take a lesson, however, you are the trainee.
    When you give an exam, you are the teacher or the examiner; when you take an exam, you are tested.
    Last edited by svartnik; 05-Jun-2009 at 19:19.

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    Re: Differences between give and take

    It's the old agent/victim subject/object dichotomy.


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    Re: Differences between give and take

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    It's the old agent/victim subject/object dichotomy.
    I couldnot understand this.

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    Re: Differences between give and take

    Quote Originally Posted by Smriti Thapa View Post
    I couldnot understand this.
    Don't worry about it, svartnik's response is correct.

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    #6

    Re: Differences between give and take

    The dentist drills; you sit there while he does it to your teeth. The dentist is active, you are passive; he is the agent; you are the victiim. He gives you a lovely drilling; you receive it.


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    Re: Differences between give and take

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    The dentist drills; you sit there while he does it to your teeth. The dentist is active, you are passive; he is the agent; you are the victiim. He gives you a lovely drilling; you receive it.
    Thank you

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