- Who is older than 18, please step forward
- Who is older than 18, please make a step forward
- Who is older than 18, please take a step forward
Is there any difference between step, take a step, and make a step?
Which is more natural?
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"Make a step forward" is a slightly awkward use of an idiom meaning "make incremental progress towards a goal."
"We have a long way to go before we have eradicated homelessness, but every year we make small steps forward."
"Step forward" or "Take a step forward" mean move one leg out, and step onto it.
"When you hear your name called, step forward, and you will be presented with a golden avocado."
Also: "Who is 18, step forward." is still awkward due to the first clause. I would expect to hear either "Anyone who is 18, step forward." or "Everyone who is 18, step forward."
1) when there is some foot session involving instructions like, "turn left and make/take a step forward(backward)". "now take a step backward and jump"
2) signifying progress towards some ascertained goal, like "for every opportunity I get, i make/take a step forward in the direction(to something)
While , 'step forward' is generally fine in all other scenarios