Exception has been taken to Gobbin's humour.

I am not able to understand "taken to" in particular. Please, help me..


According to the Collins Dictionary

take exception to something

If you take exception to something, you feel offended or annoyed by it, usually with the result that you complain about it.

He also took exception to having been spied on.
And the problem is that they take exception to any kind of noise whatsoever.

Your phrase is using the passive voice: exception has become the subject.

Exception has been taken to Gobbin's humour.


They has taken exception to Gobbin's humour.

They have felt offended by Gobbin's humour and have complained about it.

Who are exactly they is explained probably in the rest of the text.

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