General Writing and Grammar Help/Get vs. take

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Dear Ted:

Which of the following sentences is correct and natural?

1) GET that chicken out of the oven! It will be dried out by now!

2) TAKE that chicken out of the oven! It will be dried out by now!

If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?

If not, when should I use each of them?

As always, many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Which of the following sentences is correct and natural?

1) GET that chicken out of the oven! It will be dried out by now!

2) TAKE that chicken out of the oven! It will be dried out by now!

If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?

*** In many cases, "get" and "take" can be interchanged.  They CANNOT be interchanged in
this example.  The reason is that one of the definitions of "take" is "to remove," as in
"take the book from the shelf."

Your example clearly means to remove the chicken from the oven.

You can find many instances of these two words by searching the internet [I use Google] for the following:  grammar get take

Ted

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