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    carry / bring

    Which one (carry or bring) is correct to you in the following sentences?
    (By the way, did I write the sentence above correctly?)

    1. You should carry/bring an umbrella with you.
    2. Many tourists carry/bring an umbrella in case it rains.

    (you can suggest some other sentences, if you want.. I'd be pleased!)


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    Re: carry / bring

    Hi, Lenka,
    I'd choose carry in both cases. Bring implies some movement in the direction of the speaker,eg
    Why don't you ever bring your pictures (to show us)?
    May I bring my friends to dinner?

    Bring does not specify HOW the delivery is done.
    Carry often implies holding things in hands or on shoulders.
    I have not looked up any sources, just IMHO.


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    Re: carry / bring

    thank you for your explanation, Humble!

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