Learn English – “use some rest” vs. “take some rest” vs. “get some rest”


  • use some rest
  • take some rest
  • get some rest

Which one is correct if I want to tell my friend to go to relax or take a nap? The phrase "take some rest" is familiar me but I also have heard "use some rest" from a movie.

Best Answer

"use some rest" is almost exclusively American.

Example: I could use some rest.

"get some rest" is international.

Example: I need to get some rest.

"take some rest" is unusual in my opinion, I would expect "take a rest".

Example: I need to take a rest.


You cannot swap 'use' and 'get' in the above sentences. They have different meanings. (see dictionaries for difference)

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