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ESL forum > Ask for help > Make vs take a decision    

Make vs take a decision



hamzamine
Tunisia

Make vs take a decision
 
Which is more correct make or take a decision?

22 Nov 2020      



yanogator
United States

Only make a decision is correct in the US.
 
Bruce 

22 Nov 2020     



lillianschild
Argentina

Both make and take are grammatically correct.

 


22 Nov 2020     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Both are fine, certainly in British English. 
 

23 Nov 2020     



douglas
United States

I had this discussion with some advanced students and was surprised to learn that "take a decision" is also correct in many parts of the world--just not in American English (AE). So now I have allowed it into my personal vocabulary as well--kind of like "at the weekend".
 

23 Nov 2020     



savilla
Australia

 
Mignon Fogarty (aka Grammar Girl) posted about this:
 

24 Nov 2020     



douglas
United States

Great link Savilla (love Grammar Girl)..thanks

26 Nov 2020