“Take” vs. “Get” Combinations in English…
Take vs. Get Collocations
1. Take a Break
To stop doing something for a short time, e.g. to eat, rest, go to the toilet, etc.
Let’s take a short break.
2. Take a Call
To answer or accept an incoming telephone call
I’m sorry, but I have to take this call.
3. Take a Chance
Risk something in the hope of a favorable outcome
Take a chance at it. You might win
4. Take a Rest
Have a rest
After work, I like to take a rest before cooking dinner
5. Take Care
Take care, won’t you? It can be dangerous around here at night.
- Get a joke
Not everyone got the joke, but those who did laughed.
- Get a letter (receive)
I got a letter from my friend in Nigeria
- Get a shock
I got a shock when I saw my phone bill.
- Get a splitting headache
His lack of knowledge of health always makes him get a splitting headache.
- Get a tan
I used to be much amused by sitting on the beach, getting a tan and hearing the waves crash against the rocks.
- Get a ticket
I got a ticket for speeding this morning.
- Get a/the right
They decided to divorce and Mary is determined to get the right to raise the child.