Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
“Dial up Service” is internet service using a modem and a telephone line. In the past most people on the internet used dial up. It is a lot slower and is being taken over by broadband.
take over = assume control, management, or possession of
Thanks for your efforts.
No. ‘Taken over’ = replaced.
I agree with your amendment.
Here is a timid explanation of my interpretation.
if the II pilot assume control of the plane from the I pilot I describe that as a realization of a change, isn’t it?
‘Realization of a change’ has more verbiage than sense to it. If the co-pilot takes over from the pilot, he replaces the pilot in flying the plane.
Could I say:
“The co-pilot takes charge of the plane from the pilot.”
“The co-pilot takes over the plane from the pilot.”
‘The co-pilot takes charge of the plane.’ – this would not be followed by ‘from’. It can be left as it is, or you can follow it with other phrases. Here are some examples:
The co-pilot takes charge of the plane when the pilot falls ill.
The co-pilot takes charge of the plane because the pilot has to leave his seat for a moment.
The co-pilot takes charge of the plane if it is necessary.
‘The co-pilot takes over the plane.’ – this can be left as it is, or used with any of the phrases above. However, it is also correct to follow it with ‘from’ as you have done.