Re: take vs bring
I agree with most of what you said in your post #3, but I have learnt to avoid the use of 'always'. Here can be the place that the speaker assumes s/he and the addressee will be:
Originally Posted by robbarron
Fred tells me (that) you are coming/going to Maria's party tomorrow. Will you bring the champagne, or shall I?
I usually bring/take a box of chocolates when I visit my mother.
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