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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  21/FEV/2007 12:21 PM
Assunto:  Take for granted
 
Mensagem: 

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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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Take for granted  –  Márcio  19/FEV/2007, 8:45 PM
Take for granted  –  orlando  19/FEV/2007, 11:06 PM
Take for granted  –  Gus.  20/FEV/2007, 12:41 PM
Take for granted  –  Aman  20/FEV/2007, 5:12 PM
 Take for granted  –  Dale/CR  21/FEV/2007, 12:21 PM
Take for granted  –  Claudinei Fortes  21/FEV/2007, 2:48 PM
Take for granted  –  Oicram_oiroso  21/FEV/2007, 10:34 PM
Take for granted  –  Jazz  24/FEV/2007, 2:47 AM
Take for granted  –  Dale/CR  26/FEV/2007, 2:59 PM

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