Death must take me for someone else.

yukinohana

Senior Member
Japanese
Hello,
e.g.1
"Death must take me for someone else."
"Death must take me as someone else."

e.g.2
"He doesn't take a joke for a joke."
"He doesn't take a joke as a joke."

In these two sets of examples, which sentence makes sense to you?

Thanks a lot!
 
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    Hello,
    e.g.1
    "Death must take me for someone else.":tick:
    "Death must take me as someone else." This for me (AE) is questionable.

    e.g.2
    "He doesn't take a joke for a joke." Also questionable.
    "He doesn't take a joke as a joke." :tick:

    In these two sets of examples, which sentence makes sense to you?

    Thanks a lot!
    There may be difference of opinion.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top