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take something for granted. I wonder.. "take something for granted" Why does the English speaker the above expression, not the one "take something for being granted"? I think the "being" should be stayed before the past participle "granted." Why is the past participle lost? Please help me! Thanks!
Jun 18, 2013 12:57 PM
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It's difficult to explain, but here is a link that explains the idiom. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/take+for+granted
June 18, 2013
take (something/someone) for granted is an expression / slang / idiom. That means it should not be taken with grammar nor literally. This expression itself means "underestimate"
June 18, 2013
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