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    bring along - bring round

    1) A: Do you wanna come over to my place tonight?
    B: I'm sorry, I can't. I just promised to Lisa I would spend this evening with her.
    A: Why don't you bring her along/round?

    2) A: Have you found the cd I have lent you?
    B: Sure, I'll bring it along/round tomorrow.

    Are these two phrasal verbs possible? Do they generally have the same meaning like in this case?

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    Re: bring along - bring round

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    1) A: Do you wanna come over to my place tonight?
    B: I'm sorry, I can't. I just promised to Lisa I would spend this evening with her.
    A: Why don't you bring her along/round?

    2) A: Have you found the cd I have lent you?
    B: Sure, I'll bring it along/round tomorrow.

    Are these two phrasal verbs possible? Do they generally have the same meaning like in this case?
    They're both used although I would be more inclined to say that I would bring a person "along" and a thing "round".

    I don't know if the first exchange you gave was copied from somewhere, but please note that it's not "I promised to Lisa...", it's just "I promised Lisa [that] I would spend this evening with her."

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    Re: bring along - bring round

    2) A: Have you found the cd I have lent you? Present perfect is not appropriate here.

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    Re: bring along - bring round

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    2) A: Have you found the cd I have lent you? Present perfect is not appropriate here.
    What do you suggest? Simple past for both or what? Present perfect in the first part and simple past in the second?

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    Re: bring along - bring round

    Have you found the CD I lent you?

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    Re: bring along - bring round

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Have you found the CD I lent you?
    Ok I thought it was grammatically incorrect to word sentences with present perfect and simple past at the same time. I thought that it was correct to form a sentence using either the present perfect alone or more present perfects or using the past simple (alternated with the past continuos or the past perfect).

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    Re: bring along - bring round

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Ok I thought it was grammatically incorrect to word sentences with present perfect and simple past at the same time. I thought that it was correct to form a sentence using either the present perfect alone or more present perfects or using the past simple (alternated with the past continuos or the past perfect).
    Not using two different tenses in one sentences is a grammatical myth that we're doing our best to bust on this forum!

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