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Is there any difference in the meaning of "Take the efforts" and "Make the efforts"?

For example: "It takes efforts to quit smoking" or "Helping refugees to start again takes lots of efforts and time"

When you want to appreciate someone which one is better?

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    Could you share an example sentence for each of these? I don't think I've ever seen "take the efforts" used, but maybe you have? Aug 8, 2023 at 17:54
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    It's normally singular Make the effort [to do something] (or Make an effort...). OR Take the trouble [to do it]. Aug 8, 2023 at 17:56
  • For example: "It takes efforts to quit smoking" or "Helping refugees to start again takes lots of efforts and time" @FriendlyRacoon
    – Daniel
    Aug 8, 2023 at 17:57
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    A person makes an effort to do something. A difficult job takes a lot of effort to do. Aug 8, 2023 at 18:00
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    Yes, but simply "I appreciate your efforts" would be more natural. Aug 8, 2023 at 18:05

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"Making... effort" is used when referring to effort that has been exerted.

Example: "I appreciate you making the effort".

"Takes effort" is used when referring to the effort required. You can use it about effort that someone has already exerted by comparing it to what you know would be required.

Example: "It takes effort to do what you did".

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