Confused Words: Bring or Take?

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Bring or Take

 

Here’s the explanation to the quiz:

Bring or Take

English learners often get confused with these two words: bring and take because in their native language, these words show no different in usage and meaning.

Take a look at these two sentences, both of them are correct:

• Bring an umbrella with you in case it rain. 

  – Probably said to you by someone who is going somewhere with you.

Take an umbrella with you in case it rains.
– Probably said to you by someone who is not goin

To understand bring and take, think about direction. Something coming your way is brought to you while something going away is taken from you.

We use bring if the speaker refers to something that is at his current location and when something moves from there to here.
Bring shows movement toward the speaker.

We use take if the speaker refers to something that is in a different location and when something moves from here to there.
Take shows movement away from the speaker.

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