03/04/17 Take care (of), Care (about) & Care (for)

[Part 1]

Take care of Care about Care for Part 1

Take care of
Take care of normally means “look after”.
  • Nurses take care of people in hospital.
  • It’s no good giving Peter a rabbit; he’s too young to take care of it properly.
  • Ms Bronson takes care of marketing and publicity and I’m responsible for production.
Take care (without a preposition means “be careful”. Some people (including myself) use it as a formula when saying goodbye.
  • Take care when you’re crossing the road, children.
  • ‘Bye, Ruth.’ ‘Bye, Mike. Take care.’