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take a shower vs have a shower

asked 2018-02-16 14:38:36 -0400

Hello. I was wondering about the use of the verbs 'take' and 'have' with the verb 'shower'. They can both be used to indicate the process of showering but is there a difference between the two phrases?

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answered 2018-05-23 10:35:42 -0400

Gerard Cheshire gravatar image

'Have a shower' is English, 'take a shower' is American.

I prefer 'enjoy a shower'.

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