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    Get someone vs Bring someone

    1) I was at a hospital and the doctor asked for a person. So I said:
    "She is outside, should I get/bring her"

    2) I needed my sister's laptop. So I said to someone:
    "I'll go get/bring her laptop."

    How do I know where to use 'bring' and where to use 'get'?

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    #2

    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    If you go away for something/someone and bring it back to your starting place, then you are getting/fetching it/them.
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    #3

    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    1) I was at a hospital and the doctor asked for a person. So I said:
    "She is outside, should I get/bring her" "Get" would be more popular.

    2) I needed my sister's laptop. So I said to someone:
    "I'll go get/bring her laptop." "go get", OK. "go bring"

    How do I know where to use 'bring' and where to use 'get'?
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    #4

    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    Not just "more popular". Get is the only verb a native speaker would use there.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    Should I [go and] get her?
    Should I bring her in?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Not just "more popular". Get is the only verb a native speaker would use there.
    Although I said 'bring her' but afterward I felt like I should've said 'get her'. 'Bring' here sounds to me like she is an object.

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    #7

    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    'Bring' here sounds to me like she is an object.
    It is perfectly possible to 'bring' a person, but not when you mean 'get' or 'fetch'.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 03-Apr-2020 at 15:06. Reason: Fix a typo.
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    #8

    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It is perfectly possible to 'bring' a person, but not when you mean 'get' or 'fetch'.
    Thanks you for the answer. Could you please tell me when to use 'bring' for a person?

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    #9

    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    Thank you for the answer. Could you please tell me when to use 'bring' for a person?
    Perhaps:

    I'll go get her and bring her.
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    Re: Get someone vs Bring someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Perhaps:

    I'll go get her and bring her.
    Thank you very much as always. I've got another context and I think 'bring' sounds better here:
    "The prime minister of Pakistan is coming to Malaysia and he is bringing some big investors along with him."

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