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    Default Everybody is going to bring food to the party.

    I read the following sentence from "English Vocabulary in use-Cambridge":

    Everybody is going to bring food to the party.

    take=from here to there
    bring=from there to here

    Why doesn't the author use "take' in the above sentence?

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    Default Re: Everybody is going to bring food to the party.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    I read the following sentence from "English Vocabulary in use-Cambridge":

    Everybody is going to bring food to the party.

    take=from here to there
    bring=from there to here

    Why doesn't the author use "take' in the above sentence?

    Thanks.
    Maybe the author is at the location of the party. Or is thinking of it as if he is.

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    Default Re: Everybody is going to bring food to the party.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Maybe the author is at the location of the party. Or is thinking of it as if he is.
    Thanks, SoothingDave.

    1)Does "go to" mean "at a place" instead of "move to a place" in the above context? 2) Does "going to" mean when we can see the future in the present" in the above context? To make it clear, is it natural to say "Everybody is coming to bring food to the party?
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    Default Re: Everybody is going to bring food to the party.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks, SoothingDave.

    Does "go to" mean "at a place" instead of "move to a place" in the above context? To make it clear, is it natural to say "Everybody is coming to bring food to the party?
    No. "Going to" here is not about motion, it is about planning to do something. I'm going to go to bed early tonight. They're going to throw a party.

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