I would like to say something like this:

Person 1: "We have these two tasks for you..."

Person 2: "OK. I will start working on them!"

Which are good, natural and native ways of saying that?

I feel that

OK. I will take them in

could be a choice, is that right?

  • 'Get going', 'get cracking' are verb phrases. Nobody would call them phrasal verbs; that term has enough conflicting definitions. / Are you getting confused with 'take those on'? Commented May 15, 2018 at 17:12
  • @Edwin, would 'take them on' be correct (for the meaning of start working on them)?
    – thiagoh
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 18:09
  • take them on is okay; I would probably rarely say it; and another choice is I will tackle them, but this is, of course, idiomatic. Commented May 15, 2018 at 18:41

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With reference to the question in the title: you can say that you'd get started.

get started phrase Begin a task, endeavour, or process. ‘The trail features online activities to show people how to get started in exploring local history.’ - ODO

You ask whether "take them in" works. No, that sounds more like adopting strays. :)


"I will get on with them." (or "I'll ...")

More informally: "I'm on it."

Or, if you want to be really informal: "I'm all over it"!

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