To take away can mean: to get a particular message or piece of information from something you read or are told.
- What I took away from his talk is that going to university is definitely worth it.
My question is that whether normally people use "take away" or just "take" without "away"?
Because I know that both simple and phrasal verbs are used in this sense, but I doubt if one of them is more common or somehow more informal...
i.e. in my provided example above, substituting the sentence with the following sentence will change the message?
- What I took from his talk is that going to university is definitely worth it.
For me, both of the sentences convey the same meaage.
Please let me know about them.