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Do you know the difference between the words “bring,” “carry,” “fetch,” and “take?”
If the answer is no, this is going to be a very useful episode for you.
I’ll start by explaining the meaning of each of these terms with some examples.
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When do we use the word “BRING”?
1) “Bring” means to conduct something/someone to come with, to, or toward the speaker.
“Jason, please bring me a beer.”
“He brought his brother to the hospital.”
When do we use the word TAKE?
2) “Take” means taking something/someone away from where you are, or when the person making the request is NOT at the intended destination.”
“Am I allowed to take library books home with me?”
“Can I take you to the movies tonight?”
“Could you take these files to Jame’s office?”
The following examples will help you to remember the differences between “bring” and “take“:
“You bring something/someone here, and you take something there. “
“You bring something/someone toward a person, and you take something away from a person.”
So far, so good?
Ok. Let’s continue.
When do we use the word CARRY?
3) To “carry” means to move while holding something/someone, in a vehicle, in our hand or body. We use it when the person making the request is NOT at the intended destination.
“Bill, would you please carry my suitcase?”
“Tom is carrying me in his arms.”
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