Pei Yung
invoke/take offense I know your comments are made completely in jest, but I couldn`t help taking offense at them. Can I use "invoking offense at them" here? Thank you.
Sep 24, 2018 12:48 AM
Answers · 2
No, "invoke offense" is not a phrase an English speaker would use. "Take offense" is a common phrase.
September 24, 2018
Anna is correct. 'Invoke' has a very limited range of applications and collocations.
September 24, 2018
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