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Can I use these interchangeably? You can do whatever you like. / You can do whatever takes your fancy. You can take whichever one you like. / You can take whichever one takes your fancy.
Oct 30, 2017 4:04 AM
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1. You can do whatever you like. / You can do whatever takes your fancy. 2. You can take whichever one you like. / You can take whichever one takes your fancy. Hi! I presume you know there is a difference between 1 and 2, in that doing and taking are not the same thing. You can use them interchangeably but they have a different 'feel'. 'takes your fancy' is informal and sweet, 'whatever you like' is more natural and normal. So I imagine an Aunt using 'takes your fancy'. Number 2 I imaginer you offering a cake! Using 'take' twice in a sentence sounds a little repetitive, so you could say 'You can take whichever one you fancy'. Both are grammatically correct :)
October 30, 2017
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