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Partake v Take Part

Don't say that: 

Partake in

Do say this: 

Partake of
Take part in


"partake" refers to consumption. One "partakes of lunch".

"take part" refers to involvement or engagement. One "takes part in the marathon."

Many people get the two confused and even some dictionaries get it wrong (check out some of the mistakes via a search engine).

This mistake has become common in TV drama which often leads to the spread of incorrect use of English. Don't get sucked in: it's wrong to say "partake in" an event.


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