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Jacob6262

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spanish-mexico
Hello
If I want to tell someone about an incident of which I was trying to hit on a chick, I was wondering whether I should say "I was walking towards her and then stopped (was afraid) but then I got courage and did it" or "I was walking towards her and then stopped (was afraid) but then I got the courage and did it"
Are both OK to say or only one of them?
p.s feel free to correct any grammar mistakes along the sentence...
Thanks
 
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Welcome to the English forum, Jacob 6262! :)

    The most common expression in the BNC and COCA corpuses is took courage.

    I have never heard to get courage.

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    heypresto

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    English - England
    I think 'I got up the courage' is an acceptable alternative.


    (I'm not sure how current 'hit on a chick' is. It sounds very dated to me. But then I'm getting on a bit.)
     
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