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Little surprised with the use of ‘to have’

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Butterfly 55

Yes, their daughter seems to have taken to me. (become fond of)  

Meaning of ‘to have taken to’:         'to have'  looks like a semi-verb.

What makes it that you believe that she has taken to you?

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1.  seem   to   do /  be /  have   something    used to make what you saabout  your  thoughts, feelings or actions   less   strong
I seem to have left my book at home.
 I canʼt seem to (= Iʼve tried, but I canʼt) get started today.
 
2.ˈtake to somebody/ something
[no passive] to start liking somebody/ something
I took to my new boss immediately.
 He hasnʼt taken to his new school.
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Qxford Advanced Learn's Dictionary, 9 th edition

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Thanks a lot, will view that video. Must be the same with : I can't seem to get started today.

Kind regards.

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12 minutes ago, Butterfly 55 said:
1.  seem   to   do /  be /  have   something    used to make what you saabout  your  thoughts, feelings or actions   less   strong
I seem to have left my book at home.
 I canʼt seem to (= Iʼve tried, but I canʼt) get started today.
 
2.ˈtake to somebody/ something
[no passive] to start liking somebody/ something
I took to my new boss immediately.
 He hasnʼt taken to his new school.

 

Just now, Butterfly 55 said:

Thanks a lot, will view that video. Must be the same with : I can't seem to get started today.

Kind regards.

 

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