Do you know wanna improve your English? Well, in this lesson, we're gonna learn about the differences between 'bring' and 'take'.

"Bring" vs. "Take" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

Both of these verbs refer to moving something/someone in a direction. However, 'bring' indicates moving someone/something towards the speaker whereas, 'take' shows that we move something/someone away from the speaker.

Differences

As stated above, these words are somehow opposites. 'Bring' shows movement towards the speaker. Check out the following examples:

Anna, bring me Annelise immediately.

The kids brought me the bird and we healed it together.

'Brought' is the past form of 'bring'.

'Take', however, shows movement away from the speaker. Look:

Take this letter to Professor Dumbledore.

I kindly asked her to take the cat away from me.

Similarities

As stated above, both of them show movement. Check out the following examples:

I don't need a bodyguard to take me everywhere.

How about we bring the cat inside till the rain is gone?

Are They Interchangeable?

Despite the fact that both of these words refer to movement, they cannot be used interchangeably because the sentence will be completely different. Compare:

✓ Now, I'm gonna bring the cake, guys!

Here, the item is brought in.

✓ Now, I'm gonna take the cake, guys!

Here, the item is taken out.

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