Take | English Usage


We can use take to say how much time we need to do something. Different structures are possible.

Person + take + time + infinitive

When the person is the subject, we use the structure person + take + time + infinitive.

Activity + take + person + time + infinitive

The activity can be the subject

It is also possible to begin these sentences with a preparatory it. The word order is as follows: it + take + person + time + infinitive