Talk:take its toll

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What are we supposed to undertake in order to unify in one single article the current take its toll and take their toll, when the devastation is inflicted by multiple factors, exempli gratia years of no exercise and lots of junk food have taken their toll? The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 15:27, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Also take a heavy toll, etc. Convention seems to be to pick the most general form as the “lemma” entry, and mark up the others as alternative forms. Michael Z. 2009-03-03 16:18 z
per COCA: "take a toll" - 100; "take its toll" - 95; "take their toll" - 65; "take a heavy toll" - 14; no others with more that 6 hits. DCDuring TALK 23:49, 14 July 2009 (UTC)CA