to take sth for granted

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to take sth for granted

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: North American

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bit fed . I feel like my boss .

I'm a bit fed up at . I feel like my takes me granted.

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to take sth for granted

to take someone/something for granted = to not appreciate someone/something good in your life because it is so normal.

If you take something for granted, you never think it or about how lucky you are to have it, and you probably assume that you will never lose it.

A couple of examples:

If you are generally a healthy person, then you probably don't wake up every day thinking about how lucky you are to be healthy, or how wonderful it is to feel good or even just normal. You take your health for granted.

Most of us are probably also guilty of taking our loved onesfriends and family for granted - they are such a normal part of our lives that it is easy to forget how lucky we are to have them and how, one day, they won't be here.


to be/feel fed up with something = to feel annoyed, frustrated, bored with a situation. We use this expression especially when the negative situation has been going on for a long time and when you have had enough.

Imagine you are waiting to be served in a cafe, but the waiter ignores you and serves someone else. To begin with, you might feel annoyed with this. However, if the waiter ignores you again and again, then you would start to feel fed up, and you might decide to make a complaint or leave the cafe.

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  • The photo on this post is an example of something that I think we all probably take for granted. What am I thinking of? Do you take this for granted?

  • What else do you take for granted?

  • Have you ever experienced anything which stopped you taking someone or something for granted?

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I appreciate my boyfriend’s actions toward me. However, It seems to me that sometimes I take them for granted(

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I guess you are thinking of light (electricity), right?))

For a long time I’d been taking for granted water and other stuff which many people dream to have. But after watching the documentary film “Home” I began to appriciate even so normal things like drinking water, fresh air, food etc.

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Language:

B2 (Upper-Intermediate)

Accent:

North American

. .

bit fed . I feel like my boss .

I'm a bit fed up at . I feel like my takes me granted.

About the sentence

to take sth for granted

to take someone/something for granted = to not appreciate someone/something good in your life because it is so normal.

If you take something for granted, you never think it or about how lucky you are to have it, and you probably assume that you will never lose it.

A couple of examples:

If you are generally a healthy person, then you probably don't wake up every day thinking about how lucky you are to be healthy, or how wonderful it is to feel good or even just normal. You take your health for granted.

Most of us are probably also guilty of taking our loved onesfriends and family for granted - they are such a normal part of our lives that it is easy to forget how lucky we are to have them and how, one day, they won't be here.


to be/feel fed up with something = to feel annoyed, frustrated, bored with a situation. We use this expression especially when the negative situation has been going on for a long time and when you have had enough.

Imagine you are waiting to be served in a cafe, but the waiter ignores you and serves someone else. To begin with, you might feel annoyed with this. However, if the waiter ignores you again and again, then you would start to feel fed up, and you might decide to make a complaint or leave the cafe.

Practice questions:

Discussion questions:

Write your answer to these questions in the comments section, and I'll get back to you with some feedback:

  • The photo on this post is an example of something that I think we all probably take for granted. What am I thinking of? Do you take this for granted?

  • What else do you take for granted?

  • Have you ever experienced anything which stopped you taking someone or something for granted?

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I appreciate my boyfriend’s actions toward me. However, It seems to me that sometimes I take them for granted(

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I guess you are thinking of light (electricity), right?))

For a long time I’d been taking for granted water and other stuff which many people dream to have. But after watching the documentary film “Home” I began to appriciate even so normal things like drinking water, fresh air, food etc.

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