Thaddeus
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Phrasal verbs with 'take'

Have you ever taken on a big challenge?  Have you taken on any new hobbies lately?

 

There are several interesting phrasal verbs built upon the verb 'to take'.  I made a video with a few examples: http://goo.gl/1nrqKu

 

Can you think of any others?

Jul 2, 2014 10:52 PM
Comments · 6

I believe there are a surprising number of "takes" to be discussed and never learned fully for most non-English speakers. It does take us a lot of time and effort to commit these "takes" to memory.

 

July 8, 2014

@Garry Andres, @billzhou: Those are great examples.  I tried to limit my video to common phrasal verbs (a verb with a preposition) but there are also great particle verbs and compound verbs with 'take'.

July 3, 2014

Take care
Take a look
Take off

July 3, 2014

Take charge

Take command

take over

take the lead

take it.

 

July 3, 2014

'Take on' and 'take up' are not interchangable.

 

'To take on' means 'to face' a challenge or competitor.

In this case 'to take up' means 'to begin' a new hobby or regular activity.

 

Examples:

 

I'm looking forward to taking on this new position.  I need management experience.

He was willing to take on a fighter much taller than him.

 

I'm thinking of taking up swimming.

She decided to take up knitting after her mother became ill.

July 2, 2014
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