took archery classes and (received) horse training

Discussion in 'English Only' started by kenny4528, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. kenny4528

    kenny4528 Senior Member

    Taipei
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    Hello,

    I read about this biography:

    In the part highlighted, do you think it'll flow better if received is inserted and used distinctively with training?

    Take training sounds a little bit odd. Is it a commonly used conjugation?
     
  2. cropje_jnr

    cropje_jnr Senior Member

    Canberra, Australia
    English - Australia
    There is nothing wrong with your sentence (it sounds correct and natural), but to my ears there is nothing wrong with the original either.

    By "took (...) training" I understand "elected to receive training". It would perhaps be better to put "and took up horse training" however.
     
  3. kenny4528

    kenny4528 Senior Member

    Taipei
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    Thank you vey much for your reply and suggestion. Take up is also a good term.
     

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