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Take or Get ? Take a nap or get a nap ?
Aug 14, 2016 2:06 AM
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@Mahmoud: No problem!

@Coffee: You are right. One could say 'have a nap.' However, the use of 'have' in that situation is not as common. The only time one might say 'have' instead 'take' would be someone trying to suggest a nap to someone without trying to sound too demanding. In general, you should use 'take.' I hope this helped. I'm sorry if this wasn't clear...

August 14, 2016

An opinion from a Canadian:


take a nap means start and complete a nap (a future plan)

- I need to take a nap very soon.


get a nap means have a nap and benefit from the result after the nap is completed (final result).

- I'll feel better after I get a nap.


Have a nap means "take and get' or 'start, complete and benefit from a nap'.

- I need to have a nap and I'll feel better after I have a nap


Confused now?  :) ... I hope not...

August 14, 2016

In the UK 'have a nap' would be the preferred option. Just like 'have a shower' is preferred over 'take a shower.' Both verbs are however correct, there is a difference in regional preference.

August 14, 2016
Hi Mahmoud! In English, one would say 'Take a Nap.' :)
August 14, 2016
Hey Mahmoud, in the US we say 'take a nap'. But remember there is also UK english, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand english. Each has its own twist and flavor. Also across America we have different ways of saying the same thing. For example on the west coast we say 'Soda' or 'coke' for any soft drink (Fanta, coka cola, pepsi, etc). But in the midwest they say 'Pop' or 'Soda pop' for the same thing. 
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