take an interview ?

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whl626

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Normally we say ' go for an interview ' right ? How about ' take an interview ' ?

Some native speaker said it is not to use ' take ' , but it seems that nothing wrong with it, though.

Any comments ? Thanks
 

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You can

take a message,
take a phone call,
take a break,
take a bus,

but you can't take an interview. The reason being, well, maybe 'take' has something to do with the hands.

:D
 

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thanks Cas :) what a convincing response :)
 
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whl626 said:
thanks Cas :) what a convincing response :)

An example,
saying " I'll take a rest" is regarded by some as colloquial, so in writing they would say "I'll have a rest". :wink:
 

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Could you possibly 'take an interview' if you are conducting it? I can't say that I've heard it, though. ;-)
 
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