Meaning of BATH in English
BAD : We decided to have a bath in the hotel pool.
GOOD : We decided to have a swim in the hotel pool.
have a bath = wash yourself in a bath: 'I always have a bath or shower before going to bed.'
See note at BATHE (↑ bathe )
BAD : I always take a bath before going to bed.
GOOD : I always have a bath before going to bed.
In British English the phrase is have a bath (NOT take ): 'There isn't enough water to have a bath.' Take a bath is used in American English.
Longman Common Errors English vocabulary. Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman. 2012