LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||21/FEV/2007 12:21 PM|
|Assunto:||Take for granted|
To overlook is to unintentionally ignore someone or something.
I took presents for the children of Jeff, Michael, and John, but I completely overlooked the children of Frank. What was I thinking of? I certainly did not mean to ignore them. I was busy and somehow I forget all about them.
While making plans for my vacation, I overlooked the fact that the rainy season was approaching and that outdoor activities would be difficult. How could I forget something that important?
To take for granted is to assume something.
My grandparents, parents, and all my siblings played the piano. It was taken for granted that I would play it to, but I was never interested in music. The assumption was wrong.
Since you and Zeca are sweethearts, I take for granted that you are going together to the party on Saturday. Am I correct in assuming that?
With all this rain, may I take for granted that you will be taking an umbrella?
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