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Can we say that I am going to take a walk instead of taking the bus? Or should we say I am going to walk instead of taking the bus?

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To "take a walk" implies more that you aren't going anywhere. For example, you might take a walk to enjoy a nice day or to clear your head. In your context, it makes more sense to say that you are going to walk somewhere.

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I recently found out that take a walk means many different things. Can we use it in directions, for example: Go for four blocks, you will see a market, take a walk across the super market and turn left.. – Noah Apr 12 '12 at 17:36
No. You might say "go for four blocks, walk across the super market" but "take a walk" implies you're just walking for the sake of walking – simchona Apr 12 '12 at 17:38

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