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I take / send my son to school...every day.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Karen123456, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Karen123456 Senior Member

    Malaysia English
    If I take a taxi to work every day and drop my son at his school before proceeding to my workplace, which sentence describes it?

    I take my son to school in a taxi every day.

    I send my son to school in a taxi every day.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    If you take your son in a taxi, you accompany him. If you send him in a taxi, he's by himself.
     
  3. Karen123456 Senior Member

    Malaysia English
    Thanks, Copyright, for your prompt reply.
     
  4. natkretep

    natkretep Moderato con anima

    Singapore
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, 'I take my son to school in a taxi every day' is the version that will be understood in all varieties of English.

    In Singapore and Malaysia, you might hear 'I fetch my son to school' or 'I send my son to school' or 'My son follows me to school' instead of that - all of those will be Singaporeanisms or Malaysianisms, and will confuse other English speakers.
     
  5. Karen123456 Senior Member

    Malaysia English
    Thanks, natkretep.
     

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