My apologies for my poor joke at the expense of AE. I suppose the verb "take" is used here in a similar sense to the way we say "to take medicine" and of course it makes perfect sense. I believe the use of "take" with a bath or shower is becoming more common in BE now too.Well, we take it in the bathtub or shower of course! AND we use 'bathing' for when we are taking a bath, and swimming for when we are swimming in the pool or the sea. Silly us!
No, we don't "bath", but we do "bathe"Dimcl;5065009 said:I don't know about BE, but in AE we don't use the phrase "to bath".
------------------------No, we don't "bath", but we do "bathe"
Although that is somewhat old fashioned sounding to me and I would rather "take a shower or take a bath"
Well, first of all I'm sorry, but I'm AE not BE (and there is a difference) "I you wanna bath" makes no sense at all.------------------------
Sorry, my bad. The sentence is actually "I you wanna bath" so i read "want to bathe" instead of "want a bath".
So in the uk "bath" can only mean "soaking yourself in a tub full of water", not "a shower", right ?
Does "I you wanna bath" mean "I want to give you a bath"?------------------------
Sorry, my bad (what does this mean?). The sentence is actually "I you wanna bath" so I read "want to bathe" instead of "want a bath".
So in the
ukU.K., "bath" can only mean "soaking yourself in a tub full of water", not "a shower", right ?
Sorry, I made a spelling mistake : it is actually "If you wanna bath" !!!"Sorry my bad" means "I'm sorry, I made a mistake"
Thank you vicky1027 !! Dimcl, I may not be a native speaker but you don't need to lecture me if you don't know what "my bad" means. Anyway... retournons à nos moutons.
The other sentence made no sense to me either!
Mossa...Mossa...Mossa...Sorry, I made a spelling mistake : it is actually "If you wanna bath" !!!
You are sooo going to get yourself in trouble around here!
Sorry, I thought it was pretty clear (I'm not looking for trouble, quite obviously !!)
The sentence is off a play written very phonetically (ex: I usta, innit etc.)
So I guess "If you wanna bath" means "If you want a bath".
One might as easily ask where BE speakers were going to "take" a decision.It's a bath or a bathtub.
Whether to "take" or "have" a bath/shower is yet another difference between AE and BE. In BE we have a bath or shower, in AE they take a bath or shower (although where they take it to I have no idea).
Hi Trintya - you are still fairly new to the forum, so you will learn that there are (at least) two major forms of English and they often spawn such notions in someone learning thisI would love to know if every one knows that BATH is a noun and BATHE is a verb, why BATH is still used as a verb. Is it taught this way in school. It is not considered slang so I feel it is unacceptable to use BATH as a verb. Am I the only one that is completely irked by this misuse?? I want to hear from the people who feel the word Bath is acceptable as a verb.
The issue is simply a difference in usage between BE and AE (British and American English, respectively, and well, respectfully )!Bath
▶verb Brit. wash in a bath.