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I went to the baker's to take bread.
I went to the baker's to buy bread.

Never use take in the sense of buy.

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I don't sympathise him very much.
I don't like him very much.

Sympathise isn't synonymous with like. To sympathise with means to share some feeling (usually of sorrow) with another person: I sympathise with you in your sorrow.

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Chris took out his hat and coat.
Chris took off his hat and coat

The opposite of put on is take off, and not take out.

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I'm going to lie down for an hour.
I'm going to lay down for an hour.
Please lay out the exam papers on the desk.
Please lie the exam papers on the desk.

Lie (= to rest) is an intransitive verb and never has an object. Lay (= to put) is a transitive verb and always requires an object. Their principal parts are lie, lay, lain, and lay, laid, laid.

Lie, lied, lied is to tell an untruth: He has lied to me. Lay, laid, laid also means to produce eggs: The hen has laid an egg. (Idiom: Lay the table is to prepare the table for a meal.)

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Sarah denied to take the money.
Sarah refused to take the money.
John refused that he'd done it.
John denied that he'd done it

To refuse means not to take what is offered or not to do what one is asked to do. To deny means to answer in the negative or to say that a statement isn't true.

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