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What is the difference between take and get?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Sep 10, 2020

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney
Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Jul 22, 2019

Some people assume that take and get are precisely the same thing, but it should be remembered that they also have some differences. Take is known to be something that you use when you know that you have to take something without being given proper permission. When you get something, you usually have to ask permission first.

Some people assume that take and get are precisely the same thing, but it should be remembered that
For example, you can use the word take when you are describing how a thief took something from a nearby house. You will use get when a student has to acquire a permission slip from the office before being allowed to go back to class. These two words are sometimes used interchangeably.

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T. Wikati

T. Wikati

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T. Wikati, Technical Writer, New York

Answered Jul 17, 2019

Take and get are two words that are usually used interchangeably because they may seem that they mean the same thing. You should remember that how you are going to use these words will matter. You will usually use the word “get” when you are trying to acquire an item with permission.

For example, you may need to get a slip before you can enter the class because you were absent the day before. Or you may have to get the item that you have ordered from the gift shop. When you use the word take, it somewhat signifies that you have acquired something without asking for permission.

For example, you may have taken the new route going home. This means that you have decided to make this decision without the approval of someone else.

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