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    #1

    bring/take/fetch/get

    Hello!

    Are the verbs "bring/take/fetch/ get"used correctly in these contexts?

    a) John is sitting in an armchair; Mark is in the kitchen. John wants a glass of water, so he asks Mark:

    <<Mark, could you please bring me a glass of water?>>

    b) In the same context as above: Mark took a glass of water to John.

    c) Mark tells John <<I brought you a glass of water>>.

    d) John and Mark are both in the living-room, John is thirsty. He asks Mark: <<Could you please fetch a glass of water for me?>>

    In context d) Can I use these options as well ?

    1) <<Could you please fetch a glass of water from the kitchen?>>
    2)<< Could you please get a glass of water for me?>>
    3)<<Could you please get me a glass of water from the kitchen?>>

    In c) is the situation seen from the receiver's perspective?

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    Re: bring/take/fetch/get

    I am not a teacher.

    Yes, they are all correct.

    Your three additional options for d) are all good. You could add, 'Could you please fetch me a glass of water from the kitchen?'

    For your final question, I think the verb 'bring' is the natural choice and would be even if the event were related by a third party. 'I saw Mark bring John a glass of water.'

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    Re: bring/take/fetch/get

    In AmE. I almost never hear the word "fetch" except with reference to dogs. We use "bring" and "get" far more commonly.

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