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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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