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Grammar Tips (문법 팁): Take a Decision or Make a Decision?

Do you want to keep on improving your English speaking skills? (영어 말하기 스킬을 늘리고 싶나요?)  Check out this post by Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl for some tips on how to use ‘take a decision’ and ‘make a decision’. (이 비디오를 보세요.)










‘Take a Decision’: American English


Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl


‘Take a Decision’: British English




‘Took a Decision’ or ‘Made a Decision’

“A couple of interesting things came up in the comments though. Multiple people said that although they say they “make decision,” when they’re using the past tense, they say they “took a decision” instead of they “made a decision.” Since my poll only asked about the present tense options, it didn’t get to this point, so the results could be under-representing take-ness versus make-ness.”

‘Take a Decision’ and ‘Make a Decision’: Different Meanings?

“Finally, some sources speculate that there is a subtle difference between taking a decision and making a decision, in that making a decision refers more to the process and is something that takes time, and taking a decision is the act of deciding and something that happens in an instant.”


Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl


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