Grammar Guru: make/take a break

Every single visitor who did the “used to” poll last week got it right – congratulations! “I’m used to getting up at 6. And you?” (talking about my habits) is sometimes confused with: “I used to get up at 5, but now I sleep until 6″. So I used to do something that I don’t do anymore.

This week’s grammar guru poll invites discussion. What would you say here: “We’ve done enough for the time being (=for now). Why don’t we make/take a break?”

Grammar Guru: I’m used to…

Last week the Grammar Guru poll result was

  • I’m looking forward to seeing you = 4
  • I’m looking forward to see you = 2

The majority got it right.The other choice is an error. This week’s poll is also about a typical error. For a good way to practice the correct phrase, see http://annehodgson.de/2008/10/28/im-looking-forward-to-hearing-from-you

But not all language issues the Grammar Guru will ask you to vote on will be errors. Stay tuned!