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Tara2
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 3:16:31 PM

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Hi
What does "take" mean in the following sentence? Can you please write another word instead of "take"?
"I take your point."
FounDit
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 4:41:32 PM

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Tara2 wrote:
Hi
What does "take" mean in the following sentence? Can you please write another word instead of "take"?
"I take your point."


I "understand" your point.
The sense is that I "take" what you say into my mind, and agree with it.


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Tara2
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 4:43:44 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
Hi
What does "take" mean in the following sentence? Can you please write another word instead of "take"?
"I take your point."


I "understand" your point.
The sense is that I "take" what you say into my mind, and agree with it.

Thank you Foundit :)
Is that the same with "I get your point"?
FounDit
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 4:50:15 PM

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Tara2 wrote:
FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
Hi
What does "take" mean in the following sentence? Can you please write another word instead of "take"?
"I take your point."


I "understand" your point.
The sense is that I "take" what you say into my mind, and agree with it.

Thank you Foundit :)
Is that the same with "I get your point"?


Yes. You may also hear, "I got you". That would be very informal.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Tara2
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 4:57:50 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
Hi
What does "take" mean in the following sentence? Can you please write another word instead of "take"?
"I take your point."


I "understand" your point.
The sense is that I "take" what you say into my mind, and agree with it.

Thank you Foundit :)
Is that the same with "I get your point"?


Yes. You may also hear, "I got you". That would be very informal.


Thank you :)
Is "I get you" wrong, please
?
thar
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 4:58:46 PM

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There is a subtle difference, usually.

If you get someone's point, then you understand them, and that means you have to agree with them at least to some extent.

But often 'I take your point' is followed by 'but..... [I think you are wrong].

Look at some examples of 'take your point' in quotations. You will see it is often an opening where you say that you understand what they are saying, but you don't agree with it.

Quote:

see / take someone's point
or point taken


used for saying that you understand what someone is trying to say, especially when you disagree with it
I see your point, but I don’t think there’s anything we can do at the moment.


This comes under the first example in this list of 'what British people mean and what other people think they mean'.

Tara2
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 5:07:46 PM

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thar wrote:
There is a subtle difference, usually.

If you get someone's point, then you understand them, and that means you have to agree with them at least to some extent.

But often 'I take your point' is followed by 'but..... [I think you are wrong].

Look at some examples of 'take your point' in quotations. You will see it is often an opening where you say that you understand what they are saying, but you don't agree with it.

Quote:

see / take someone's point
or point taken


used for saying that you understand what someone is trying to say, especially when you disagree with it
I see your point, but I don’t think there’s anything we can do at the moment.


This comes under the first example in this list of 'what British people mean and what other people think they mean'.


That was very clear. Thank you thar!
palapaguy
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 6:17:42 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
[quote=FounDit][quote=Tara2]Hi
What does "take" mean in the following sentence? Can you please write another word instead of "take"?
"I take your point."

Yes. You may also hear, "I got you". That would be very informal.

You can't use that. It belongs to Cher. Whistle
NKM
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 7:13:02 PM

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palapaguy wrote:
FounDit wrote:
Tara2 wrote:
[quote=FounDit][quote=Tara2]Hi
What does "take" mean in the following sentence? Can you please write another word instead of "take"?
"I take your point."

Yes. You may also hear, "I got you". That would be very informal.

You can't use that. It belongs to Cher. Whistle

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It's OK. Cher can share. She shared it with Sonny (not the other Bono).



Tara - Don't be confused by palapaguy's misguided humor and my horrible puns. You should just ignore us. WhistleSick

renee talley 1
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 7:20:53 PM
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Whistle Dancing i like your point.Speak to the hand Applause Dancing
Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:17:14 AM

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Thank you NKM and Palapaguy :)
I can't understand your humor. Can I ask what is "Cher"?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:54:10 AM

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"Cher" is a singer.
She used to have a partner called "Sonny" - full name Sonny Bono.

One of the songs from Sonny and Cher was "I got you. babe".

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:14:00 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
"Cher" is a singer.
She used to have a partner called "Sonny" - full name Sonny Bono.

One of the songs from Sonny and Cher was "I got you. babe".

It's very helpful. Thank you Drago!
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