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If I take this quest, I shall be redeemed in her eyes.

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Take up the quest to receive a handsome reward!

Which usage is semantically correct or (if both correct) better? Take or take up or take on (thanks, @mplungjan!) or maybe even take up on?

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    I was surprised when I looked here But you could have easily taken (up) this particular quest yourself. Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 10:05
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    Take on this quest could also work, no?
    – mplungjan
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 10:54

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"Quest" is a search, or the object of the search.

"take up" means here "become interested in a pursuit".

"take up the quest ..." then means correctly something like : "start your investigation".

"take" has many meanings, but I do not feel comfortable with "take this quest".

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