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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 10:10:10 PM
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I am having/taking my bath.

Which verb should I use?

Thanks.
peewee
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:24:45 AM
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Both are ok.
Romany
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:40:24 AM
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I think that the only difference is that BE speakers usually "have" a bath/shower, while AE speakers usually "take" a bath/shower.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 7:32:18 AM
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Thanks to both of you.
RuthP
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5:37:13 PM

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Romany wrote:
I think that the only difference is that BE speakers usually "have" a bath/shower, while AE speakers usually "take" a bath/shower.

AE "taking a shower" would definitely be more common. It is less distinct with "bath".
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 1:06:39 AM

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Taking a bath on a hike.




Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 4:53:41 AM

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In Finnish language we tend to mennä suihkuun/kylpyyn or käydä suihkussa/kylvyssä, go to shower/bath or visit the shower/bath.

I know both taking and having a bath are common phrases, but they can bring different things in mind, as in Drag0's example.


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