Verb TO TAKE


The conjugation of the verb to Take / tʊ teɪk /

The main meaning of the verb to Take is to acquire something,
or get possession of something.

 

However, this verb can be used in a number of different ways:

  • To reach out and get something. For example: I’m taking the plate from the kitchen.
  • To remove something. For example: Please take that book off the table.
  • To study a particular theme or subject. For example: I’m taking extra maths & history this term.
  • To get a photograph. For example: Can you ask the waiter to take a picture of us all together.
  • To get a measurement. For example: I must take the window measurement for the new curtains.
  • To get money from selling something. For example: How much did we take on the lottery last week?
  • To use a type of transport. For example: I take the train to work every day.
  • To use food or drink. For example: Do you take sugar in your tea?
  • To wear a particular size. For example: I take a size 39 shoe.
  • To think in a particular manner. For example: If I correct his answer, he might take it the wrong way.

 

Positive

Present Past Future
Simple I take I took I will take
Continuous I am taking I was taking I will be taking
Perfect I have taken I had taken I will have taken
Perfect Continuous I have been taking I had been taking I will have been taking
Conditional I would take I would have taken
Cond. Continuous I would be taking I would have been taking

 

Negative

Present Past Future
Simple I don’t take I didn’t take I won’t take
Continuous I’m not taking I wasn’t taking I won’t be taking
Perfect I haven’t taken I hadn’t taken I won’t have taken
Perfect Continuous I haven’t been taking I hadn’t been taking I won’t have been taking
Conditional I wouldn’t take I wouldn’t have taken
Cond. Continuous I wouldn’t be taking I wouldn’t have been taking

 

Related Content:

There are many phrasal verbs that use the verb To Take. See here.
Also there are several British idioms which use the verb To Take. See here.

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