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Meaning of granting #1 (permalink) Fri Jan 27, 2006 0:41 am   Meaning of granting
 

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ESL/EFL Test #48 "Speaking: The Wedding", question 9

No one was surprised because everyone took it for ......... that one day they would marry.

(a) grasped
(b) understood
(c) granting
(d) granted

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #48 "Speaking: The Wedding", answer 9

No one was surprised because everyone took it for granted that one day they would marry.

Correct answer: (d) granted

Your answer was: incorrect
No one was surprised because everyone took it for granting that one day they would marry.
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Would you please tell me why GRANTING is not correct?

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Meaning of granting #2 (permalink) Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:47 am   Meaning of granting
 

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The set phrase is to take for granted. Granted = given; acknowledged as a supposition. The past participle indicating an established state is semantically required.
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Meaning of granting #3 (permalink) Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:37 am   Meaning of granting
 

I am sorry to interrupt here because of grammatical rules say difference , so far my knowledge- that is , if followed by preposition one word like 'verb' it must act as gerund and it is a 'prepositional phrase' !What happened here ? Like- for going , for living etc.
why it would be 'granted' instead of 'granting' ? Explain please ?

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Meaning of granting #4 (permalink) Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:36 am   Meaning of granting
 

The explanation can be found in these words:
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the set phrase is

Set phrases are exempt from any standard rules.
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Meaning of granting #5 (permalink) Mon Aug 27, 2012 21:54 pm   Meaning of granting
 

Please, but in that case GRANTED is not verb. I think it is an adverb like SURELY and CERTAINLY. Am I correct? Thank you.
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