Bring vs. Take
What is the difference?
are two commonly
in the English
language. When do you use each one?
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These two words have similar meanings, but they are not the same! Each
has its own special use.
We'll talk about how each one is used and check out different examples
so that you understand the difference.
that means to carry something to or toward the speaker
It is important to remember the direction. Bring
is always used
when the object is moved to
where the speaker is
For example, the boss can ask her secretary to bring
reports to her office.
Remember that bring
is an irregular
. The simple
- Angela brought a friend of
hers to our party last weekend. He was very nice!
- Angela's friend came to our party
- I can't leave the house because I am taking care of the
kids. Can you bring
some food home to cook dinner?
- I want
you to buy food and carry
it here to me
at the house.
- Come over today! Bring
your bathing suit, because the pool is open!
- When you come here, carry
your bathing suit with you.
- Why on Earth did we bring the dog with
us on vacation? There's no room in the car!
- Why did
the dog in the car to
a verb that
means to carry something away
from the speaker or the speaker's position.
it means to carry, but the direction is now away from the speaker,
or to a place
where the speaker is not located.
For example, a young lady can take
a picnic with her to the park.
Since I am
not in the park, I use take
She is carrying her picnic to a place far from where I am.
Remember that take
is also an irregular
in the simple
. The past of take
- If you're going to Paris, be sure to take your camera
with you! I want to see all your pictures when you come back!
camera with you when you go away to Paris
- Here, take
some food with you! We'll never eat it all.
- Please carry
food with you when you leave our house
- The bank robber took
all the money from the bank!
stole the money and carried
it away from the safe in the bank
Remember that the difference between bring
is the direction in relation to
If you are carrying something away from the speaker
you must use take
If you are carrying something toward the speaker
you must use bring
And that's all there is to it!
Not so hard, right? Now you've got it!
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