He has taken good care of it [paid proper attention?]

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Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello teachers,
Context:
A: Yes, it’s a 1996 Ford, but it runs well. It belonged to my mechanic, Tony, for ten years, and he has taken good care of it personally.

Are 'taken good care of' and 'paid proper attention' interchangeable in this case?
1. Has Tony paid proper attention to the 1996 Ford?
Use a line from the text to illustrate your answer.
Yes, he has. Tony has taken care of it personally.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • SuK

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    "Paid proper attention" is not generally used in this context. "To take good care of [something]" in this context means to keep it in good repair or to "maintain" it.

    So you could say as an alternative "and he has maintained it personally"
     

    Tenacious Learner

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    "Paid proper attention" is not generally used in this context. "To take good care of [something]" in this context means to keep it in good repair or to "maintain" it.

    So you could say as an alternative "and he has maintained it personally"
    Hello SuK,
    I appreciate your explanation.

    TL
     
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