Take

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We can use take to say how much time we need to do something. Different structures are possible.

person + take + time + infinitive

When the person is the subject, we use the structure person + take + time + infinitive.

activity + take + person + time + infinitive

The activity can be the subject

It is also possible to begin these sentences with a preparatory it. The word order is as follows: it + take + person + time + infinitive

See Also

Take
Talk to, talk with and talk at
That-clauses
There
Therefore
Too...to...

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