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If I ask about some photos that my friend has, I could ask "Did you take these photos?". But I wonder if these two forms could be used too or only one of them is correct to use.

"Did you take these?"/"Did you take them?"

  • I edited the 'took' to 'take' :-) Thanks!
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    "Did you took" is wrong. You can say "Did you take these?" (indicating a particular group of photos) or "Did you take them?" if your friend already knows which ones you are talking about. Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 16:59
  • Thank you!! I edited the question accordingly :)
    – longne
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 8:05

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Did you take these?

Implies you are in possession of the photos, or that they are close by, and you are referencing them physically/pointing them out.

Did you take those?

Implies they are in the possession of the other person, or not close by, and you are referencing them physically/pointing them out.

Did you take them?

A more general way to refer to the photos, as a concept/idea only, without reference to proximity/possession. Perhaps the photos are not present, or they are already a known part of the conversation; you are discussing them without referencing them as being physically present in some way.

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