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Purple Level

Lesson Five

Take

take / took / taken / taking

The verb "take" is usually similar to "get," but it also has many odd forms that are surprising to beginning students.

 
1. He likes to wear a hat whenever he takes a bath.

2. It takes a long time for this elevator to arrive.

They're going to take it to the sixth floor.

3. She's taking a leave of absence from work to take care of her baby.

(leave of absence: permission to leave one's job and then return in the future.)

baby and mother
4. A fun bike ride through the streets of Minneapolis takes place on the last Friday of every month.
5. It took a lot of patience to grow strawberries, but it was worth the effort.
6. Taking pictures with an old camera like this one is fun.

 

 

Take
present tense: take / takes
past tense: took
future: will take
present continuous: am / are / is taking
past continuous: was / were taking
future continuous: will be taking
present perfect: has / have taken
past perfect: had taken
future perfect: will have taken
present perfect continuous: has / have been taking
past perfect continuous: had been taking
future perfect continuous: will have been taking
modal verbs: ______ take
past tense modal: ______ have taken
infinitive: to take
gerund: taking
passive: yes

 

Next: Lesson Six

 

 


 
 
 
   
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