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    Bring and Take

    What's the difference between "bring" as in Bring this to the office. and "take" as in Take this away from me. ?

    Answers and explanations will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Bring and Take

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet View Post
    What's the difference between "bring" as in Bring this to the office. and "take" as in Take this away from me. ?

    Answers and explanations will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
    "Bring" suggests coming towards, "take" suggests going away. Your second sentence illustrates that meaning of "take".

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    Re: Bring and Take

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Bring" suggests coming towards, "take" suggests going away. Your second sentence illustrates that meaning of "take".

    How about this one:

    1. Take this (letter) to the post office.
    2. Bring this (letter) with you.

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    Re: Bring and Take

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet View Post
    How about this one:

    1. Take this (letter) to the post office.
    2. Bring this (letter) with you.
    1. Take this letter (from here) to the post office (there).
    2. Bring this letter (here) with you (from there).

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    Re: Bring and Take

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    1. Take this letter (from here) to the post office (there).
    2. Bring this letter (here) with you (from there).
    I see. So there isn't any difference, right? Thanks. :3

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    Re: Bring and Take

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet View Post
    What's the difference between "bring" as in Bring this to the office. and "take" as in Take this away from me. ?

    Answers and explanations will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (1) You asked a difficult question. If you type "bring/take" in the

    "search" box, I think that you will find some helpful threads.

    (2) I wish to discuss only one use:

    (a) Let's say that you call your best friend on the phone:

    YOU: What's up?

    FRIEND: Nothing.

    YOU: I am going to visit you tonight.

    FRIEND: Great! Oh, I forgot. I don't have any food.

    YOU: Don't worry. I will buy some food and _____ it to your home.

    Should you use "bring" or "take"?

    I think that most people would say "bring." Why? Because when

    you speak with your friend on the phone, you are mentally with him in his

    home. So you will bring the food to his home (where you are mentally).

    If you said "Don't worry. I will buy some food and take it to your home,"

    that would sound "strange" -- in my opinion.

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    Re: Bring and Take

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (1) You asked a difficult question. If you type "bring/take" in the

    "search" box, I think that you will find some helpful threads.

    (2) I wish to discuss only one use:

    (a) Let's say that you call your best friend on the phone:

    YOU: What's up?

    FRIEND: Nothing.

    YOU: I am going to visit you tonight.

    FRIEND: Great! Oh, I forgot. I don't have any food.

    YOU: Don't worry. I will buy some food and _____ it to your home.

    Should you use "bring" or "take"?

    I think that most people would say "bring." Why? Because when

    you speak with your friend on the phone, you are mentally with him in his

    home. So you will bring the food to his home (where you are mentally).

    If you said "Don't worry. I will buy some food and take it to your home,"

    that would sound "strange" -- in my opinion.
    I see. Thanks. I basically know how to use either of them, it's just that our teacher asked us the difference between the two, so yeah.. I think it depends on the context. Thanks though.

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