Ofcourse, you’re right, in my opinion. In this context ‘to take’ cannot be used as intransitive verb. It may not be grammatically correct, but at least the message is clear and to millions of other people too.
Hi you two, @Torsten, @Vivianna
I’m a little irritable today, as you may have noticed. But like everyone, I’m frightened sometimes, because of that horribly tenacious virus that has the intention of killing the world’s population. I also had to say goodbye to my grandmother and last year a dear friend of mine passed away. I was 20 years his junior. He was a lawyer and we’d had an on and off going relationship. He was taken to hospital because he’d started drinking heavily, because he could never cope with the death of his former friend and so one day he was diagnosed with cirrhosis. When I visited him at the hospital the last time, I asked him: ‘How are you feeling Lucas?’ and he answered: ‘Oh, Marc, just fine, I still have a pulse.’ Asking a dying person ‘How are you feeling?’ may seem strange to you, but Lucas didn’t like sad faces, nor drama queens, if you’ve ever heard the expression. I miss him immensely. When we were together he used to say to me, I like you because I like to have the s-e-x word with you and the conversations afterwards. He also gave great telephone and was happy to be with me, although deep down inside he felt very unhappy. So, if I write a lot of typos or when you feel that I’m irritable, please don’t take notice. You now know why. But I am a survivor and I will continue posting on this forum and go out for walks, keeping a safe distance from other people ofcourse, but damn you Covid-19, I WILL SURVIVE YOU!!!
You know when Lucas passed? On 8th February 433 years after Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in Fotheringhay Castle on the same day. (1587).
I had to edit this post to tell you this, because one is only allowed three consecutive replies in one topic or so.