They both work for me.
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Hi guys, need your advice on this.
"Every step brings/takes you closer to victory."
I find that "brings" is commonly used. But strictly speaking, it should be "takes" right?
You could make a case for that, but many words that mean the opposite of each other can be used interchangeably in many contexts, and both work for me too.
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You have already received the answer to your question. But I just thought that you might be interested in a situation such as this:
Mr. Smith (at the office): Hello, Honey. I'm just calling to let you know that I'm on my way home.
Mrs. Smith: I've had a terrible day. I wasn't able to cook dinner.
Mr. Smith: Don't worry! I'll bring some pizza home.
As I understand it, "bring" is being used here because since he's talking on the phone with his wife, he is -- in a sense -- at home with her.
Using "take" in that sentence would, I feel, be very strange.
Thanks for the advice everyone. Appreciate your help :)
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iamalearner, clicking on the 'Thank' button can obviate the need for a new post saying 'Thanks'. For more details, see http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/th...=1#post1157921
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Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-May-2015 at 08:20.
Additionally, iamalearner, there was no need to quote TheParser's post in full.
It was a useful reply, but we didn't need to read it all again before getting to your thanks.