took archery classes and (received) horse training

kenny4528

Senior Member
Mandarin, Taiwan
Hello,

I read about this biography:

She honed her natural acting talent while filming and also took archery classes and horse training. She also took boxing in clubs in south London, where a former boxer had been teaching her to spar.
In the part highlighted, do you think it'll flow better if received is inserted and used distinctively with training?

...took archery classes and received horse training.
Take training sounds a little bit odd. Is it a commonly used conjugation?
 
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    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.
     

    kenny4528

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