take and : Common Errors in English

About take and

In some dialects, it’s common to emphasize an action by preceding the verb with “take and” (past tense “took and”): “When he got mad he would take and pound his fist into the wall.” This expression is not used in formal English, and usually occurs in writing only when the author is trying to convey an impression of unsophisticated speech. The same goes for “went and”: “After I told him I didn’t a bicycle for my birthday he went and bought me a unicycle instead.”
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