Get or Take

What’s the difference between GET & TAKE?

Do we say  get mail or take mail? How about get a pill or take a pill? The verbs to get and to take can be easily misused because they seem so similar. But one of them is passive, and the other is an active verb.

Using: We use GET when someone gives it to you, and TAKE when you do something yourself with or without permission.

  • Get (passive)= someone give it to you

-I get a letter.

-I get an email.

  • Take (active)= you do something

-I take an exam.

-I take a pill.

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