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    Bring - Brung

    I've heard "brung" is a past and past participle form of bring, but it's a dialectal one.
    What do you say "brought" or "brung"? Where can I come across with "brung"?

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Bring - Brung

    I say "brought". I had a schoolfriend who said "brung" and "brang". In her case, there was no dialectal reason for it as far as being from a specific region is concerned. Her parents were both from the south of England and neither "brung" nor "brang" is normal here. However, I can only assume that one of them had been taught the form and had passed it on to their daughter.

    I don't know which specific dialects use it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Bring - Brung

    It's a fairly common mistake among children, at least some teaching books say it is, as they apply an irregular form like ring/rang/rung to bring.

    I think I have heard it used in London.

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    Re: Bring - Brung

    My father (a strict grammarian) had a field day whenever that schoolfriend came to visit my house. He would pick on every error, and there were a lot of them! She was one of those children who couldn't/wouldn't pronounce "th" at the end of a word properly so she said "wiv" (with) and "boaf" (both). As I said, she used "brung/brang". She had very long hair which was frequently in two plaits, tied at the bottom with bright red ribbons. Unfortunately, she insisted on pronouncing it "ribbin".

    On hearing each error, my father would say something like "Brung? Brung?! Where was you drug up?"

    In case of confusion, his words were purposely ungrammatical to emphasise the fact that the listener/my friend had not used English correctly. The correct version would of course be "Where were you dragged/brought up?" The use of "to drag up" is a sort of pun on "to bring up". His suggestion was that the person could not have been brought up properly, resulting in their inability to speak English properly, therefore they must have been ​dragged up.
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    Re: Bring - Brung

    I am not a teacher.

    Precisely. My father used to say (as a joke) about people like that, that they were not 'brung up proper like'.

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