Again, as a non-native English speaker, you realize that some verbs have a different meaning when you add a second word. For example, the verb take, take in vs take on, they have different meanings. I will put here some examples and I will try to explain them.
The Verb Give
- To Give In To
- To no longer try to stop yourself from doing something you want to do. Hélena finally gave in to her feelings for a younger man.
- To Give In
- To finally agree to do or accept something that you had at first opposed, especially because someone has forced or persuaded you to. I finally gave in and accepted their terms.
- To Give Back
- To restore or, to give something to the person it belongs to or the person who gave it to you. This doesn't belong to you, you should give it back.
- Give Up On
- To stop hoping that someone or something will change or improve. Do not give up on us.
- To Give Out
- To emit, to hand out, to give something to each person in a group. That girl is giving out some coupons for a free dessert.
- To Give Away
- to give something to someone because you do not want or need it for yourself, to give something to someone without asking for any money, rather than selling it to them, to show where someone is or what they are doing or thinking when they are trying to keep this a secret, to tell someone something that you should keep secret, to lose in a game or competition by doing something badly or making mistakes, to give formal permission for a woman to marry a man as part of a traditional wedding ceremony.
- To Give Off
- To produce a smell, light, heat, a sound, etc. The wood gave off a sweet, perfumed smell as it burned.
- To Give Up
- To stop doing something, especially something that you do regularly, to stop trying to do something, to allow yourself or someone else to be caught by the police or enemy soldiers, to use some of your time to do a particular thing, to give something that is yours to someone else, to end a romantic relationship with someone, even though you do not really want to, to believe that someone is dead and stop looking for them.
- To Give In
- To finally agree to do or accept something that you had at first opposed, especially because someone has forced or persuaded you to, to accept that you are defeated in a game, fight, competition, hand in, to give a piece of work or something you have written to someone in authority
I am pretty sure there are more meanings, but at least now you can use properly take on some context. This is really useful in your English exams such as CELPIP. Remember those exams evaluate a comprehensive knowledge of the English language; using the verb take correctly will make a difference in your writing or speaking tests.
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