What words are often used with the word take?
Take a holiday/vacation
- John and Jane decided to take a holiday in Spain.
Take a break
- Stop working and take a break.
Take someone’s place – stand in; substitute
- Will you take my place in the queue? I need to sit down.
Take place – occur
- Nobody knows what takes pace at those meetings.
Take care of – look after; organise
- John takes care of his sick grandmother.
- Janes takes care of the household finances.
Take a chance – grab an opportunity
- If you don’t take a chance, you will never progress at work.
Take a test/an exam
- I have to take my driving test next week.
- How many exams have you taken already?
Take a photograph/picture
Take a look
- Come and take a look at my stamp collection.
- Bombs were falling and the soldiers took cover behind the barn.
- Doctors advise to take regular exercise.
Take a bath/shower
- John takes a shower every morning, and enjoys taking a bath on Sundays.
Take an interest in
- I am so happy when my students take an interest in common collocations.
Take a taxi/bus/plane/train
- I took a taxi to the airport, and then took a plane to Indonesia.
Take one’s time – without rushing
- She took her time writing her second novel.
- Take your time to have a good look at all the paintings in the museum.
Take for granted – fail to appreciate through familiarity; assume to be true without question.
- The boys took their mother’s hard work for granted.
- It was taken for granted that John and Jane would be together forever.
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