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James C

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@Myself - "I'm almost certain the use of 'take' here is incorrect."

I would like to retract that statement if I may?!

After posting this comment I looked in to this further and their are plenty of examples of 'take a decision' being used in some very reliable sources. However, a part of me is still insistent that 'make' sounds much more natural/oral/native, so much so that I would probably have previously corrected a student for <i>making</i> such an error ;)

I happily admit I was wrong to make such a rash statement but my feeling still remains the same.

James C April 17, 2013, 10:46pm

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I'm British and have never heard of taking a decision. Nor have I heard of taking a choice.

'Have you made your decision?' Sounds much more natural to me than 'Have you taken your decision?'

I'm almost certain the use of 'take' here is incorrect. Perhaps I'm wrong but I would never use the word take in this circumstance.

James C April 12, 2013, 4:34pm

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