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    Bring or Take

    Once again, a 'detail' annoys learners and causes a lot of mistakes. 



    Yet, you'll see that this particular grammar point is quite easy to understand! 

    Let's start! 


    TO BRING? or TO TAKE? How can we make a choice between the two verbs? 

    The problem is to fetch and carry something to someone... or to carry someone

    or, something somewhere... 

    Easy, isn't it? 

    BRING"... the movement is "towards me", or "towards you". 

    Bring (brought, brought) is mostly used when the movement is made towards the person who 

    is the speaker, or towards the listener(s). 

    - Could you bring me my glasses from the study, please? 


    Thanks to the movement, we are getting nearer to the listener. 


    Bring me... some beer                                                                  or some chocolate! 


    TAKE: in other cases, we must use TAKE (took, taken) which has many different translations

    in French: (porter/ apporter/ emmener/ ramener etc.)

    - Don't worry, I'll take you home at the end of the afternoon. 




    You see! It wasn't difficult, was it? Each time, you simply have to think about the movement

    that you want to express. Come on! Go for the test!  


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