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    #1

    bring or take

    Which one is correct : 1) "Bring our son to the clinic" or 2) "Take our son to the clinic"?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Jun-2016 at 07:41. Reason: Numbering sentences.

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    Re: bring or take

    In British English, #1 is correct if you are at the clinic, your wife is at home and you want her to drive your son to the clinic.

    #2 is correct if you all three of you are at home and you want your wife to drive your son to the clinic.

    Speakers of American English will answer for themselves when they get up in a few hours' time.

    In the meantime, click here, scroll down to the sixth entry and read earlier threads on this topic.
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    #3

    Re: bring or take

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In British English, #1 is correct if you are at the clinic, your wife is at home and you want her to drive your son to the clinic.

    #2 is correct if you all three of you are at home and you want your wife to drive your son to the clinic.

    Speakers of American English will answer for themselves when they get up in a few hours' time.
    It's the same in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: bring or take

    The thing is, I so often hear speakers of American and Irish English say 'bring' when they should say 'take' that I was wondering if frequency of usage has begun to accord it some measure of legitimacy.

    Alan to Jake in 'Two and a Half Men': 'Get dressed – I have to bring you to your mother's this morning'.

    Former Irish colleague of mine to her class: 'Bring your PE bags home tonight and get your kit washed'.

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    #5

    Re: bring or take

    It still throws me when my Irish friends use "bring" instead of "take". Just the other day, my Irish colleague at work said "I'm sorry I'm late. I had to bring my son to school".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: bring or take

    So it's not just me.

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