...my own true Hollywood story.... (annamaryse) wrote in linguaphiles,
...my own true Hollywood story....

Do you TAKE or MAKE a decision?

I live in the United States, and when one hears about (for instance) government deciding anything, the news is likely to be that "The President MADE a decision." I find this in common speech too: "I don't know, haven't thought of it, will let you know when I make a decision."

In my travels, in Quebec and in England, I've heard alternative usage, to say one will "... take a decision."

My experience is that the expression "to take a decision" feels awkward or unusual to American ears. Is that just me? What are your thoughts, is this regional/colloquial?

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