I have taken “charge”, I have been in “charge”, I have called “charge”, and I have asked if I could “charge”. These different phrases hold differing meanings.
I have taken “charge”. I was the Center Manager for a UPS center. I was responsible for 138 people. I was responsible for the equitable transfer of work to each individual based on their job training and wage scale. I was responsible when I took charge.
I have called “charge”. During certain war games, while urging your co-partners forward, calling charge bolsters the resolve to attain goals and best the other teams.
Asking if I could charge is an attempt to delay the responsibility of my actions. Payment later….”I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” as Wimpy might say.
Charge holds different meanings based upon the verbiages surrounding it. Of the three types of charge, I most definitely prefer taking charge.