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    #1

    doubt

    which correct?

    1. I have left my mobile in our kitchen. Can you please bring it to me

    2. I had left my mobile in the kitchen. Can you please get it for me

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    Exclamation Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranjyo View Post
    which correct?

    1. I have left my mobile in our kitchen. Can you please bring it to me

    2. I had left my mobile in the kitchen. Can you please get it for me
    Both correct


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    #3

    Re: doubt

    Addition to sarat_106:

    1. The person you are asking to give you the phone is in the kitchen (bring).

    2. The person you are asking to give you the phone is not in the kitchen but has to go there first (get).

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    Re: doubt

    just a student.
    to me, the 2nd means that the phone isn't at the kitchen any longer. it talks about a thing that happened and can't be changed. you cannot ask someone to pick it up because it suggests that the phone isn't there anymore.
    just a student.

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    Exclamation Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    just a student.
    to me, the 2nd means that the phone isn't at the kitchen any longer. it talks about a thing that happened and can't be changed. you cannot ask someone to pick it up because it suggests that the phone isn't there anymore.
    just a student.
    Manitoulin does not mean that. He talks about the person who would bring/get the phone from the kitchen. In the first case, the person is in the kitchen while in the 2nd, he is not in the kitchen, may be near the owner of the phone. So he has to go the kitchen to get the phone.

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    Re: doubt

    hi,
    sorry, my English is not that good.
    except for "have/had" (that, to me, changes the meaning a lot), I can't see much of a difference between the 2 options.
    just a student.


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    Re: doubt

    I must confess I didn't see the "have/had" difference. I think the 'had' in the 2nd sentence is wrong and should be 'have'.
    The main difference is "bring" and "get". When I 'bring' something, the location of the object is very close to where I am at that moment. When I have to go somewhere else to be able to take the object and carry it somewhere else, I have to use 'get'.

    To be more precise:

    1. I have left my mobile in our kitchen. Can you please bring it to me?
    Phone is in the kitchen, 'you' (the person who is being asked) is also in the kitchen. He or she just has to pick up the phone and bring it to me.

    2. I have left my mobile in the kitchen. Can you please get it for me
    Phone is in the kitchen, person asked to get it is in the living-room. He or she first has to go to the kitchen to get it.

    Clearer now?

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    Re: doubt

    thanks. I didn't know that!

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