[Grammar] Is " sb. takes\took some time to do sth." correct?

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I was told " it takes\took sb. some time to do sth." is grammatically correct. But I'm not sure if " sb. takes\took some time to do sth." is correct. Any reply would be appreciated. Thank you all!
 

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Please change your non-standard abbreviations to 'somebody' and 'something'.

You can do this by clicking Edit Thread > Go Advanced > making changes > clicking Save.


 

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Is " somebody takes\took some time to do something" correct?

I was told " it takes\took somebody some time to do something" is grammatically correct. But I'm not sure if " somebody takes\took some time to do something" is correct. Any reply would be appreciated. Thank you all!
 

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Re: Is " somebody takes\took some time to do something" correct?

I was told "it takes/took somebody some time to do something" is grammatically correct. But I'm not sure if "somebody takes/took some time to do something" is correct. Any reply would be appreciated. Thank you all!
See above. Never put a space after an opening quotation mark. Don't use the abominable (in my opinion) backslash character for anything except where it's required in computer-related contexts.
 
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