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    merritt35

    In an attempt to avoid further declension of American English, could your forum address the correct usage of the verb pair bring and take? My teeth ache when someone comments that he or she is going to "bring this over to my cousin's house", that being grammatically impossible. Further, the same might be done for the word pair anxious and eager, one having the connotation of negative and the other positive, respectively. Thanks.

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    Re: merritt35

    Quote Originally Posted by merritt35 View Post
    In an attempt to avoid further declension of American English, could your forum address the correct usage of the verb pair bring and take? My teeth ache when someone comments that he or she is going to "bring this over to my cousin's house", that being grammatically impossible. Further, the same might be done for the word pair anxious and eager, one having the connotation of negative and the other positive, respectively. Thanks.
    In Irish English, 'bring' is used in this way because it is the direct translation from Gaelic. I think that American English has been influenced by Irish English in this and other respects.

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