What is the verb for attention?

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Could you please advise me the difference between the following phrases:

 

to take attention

to call attention

to pay attention

to draw attention

 

For example: “Please draw attention that due to technical problems….”; “Pay attention to tenses, and check your punctuation.”

idioms Phrase asked Nov 20 '12 at 17:55 Lola New member

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to take attention

I'm not familiar with this phrase

 

to call attention

This means to get someone to 'pay attention' to something.

I would like to call your attention to the equation on the board.

 

to pay attention

To heed. Listen to something or look at something.

Please pay attention to what I am saying

 

to draw attention

To make someone look at something, but more passively.

The girl's hair was dyed green, and she drew attention. People looked at her.

link comment answered Nov 20 '12 at 18:13 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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