bring vs take : Common Errors in English

About bring vs take

When you are viewing the movement of something from the point of arrival, use “bring”: “When you come to the potluck, please bring a green salad.” Viewing things from the point of departure, you should use “take“: “When you go to the potluck, take a bottle of wine.”

bring Meaning(s)

  • (v) bring into a different state
  • (v) be accompanied by
  • (v) advance or set forth in court
  • (v) bestow a quality on
  • (v) be sold for a certain price
  • (v) attract the attention of
  • (v) induce or persuade
  • (v) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  • (v) cause to come into a particular state or condition
  • (v) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
  • (v) go or come after and bring or take back

take Meaning(s)

  • (n) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • (n) the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
  • (v) carry out
  • (v) require (time or space)
  • (v) take somebody somewhere
  • (v) get into one's hands, take physically
  • (v) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  • (v) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
  • (v) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  • (v) take into one's possession
  • (v) travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
  • (v) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
  • (v) receive willingly something given or offered
  • (v) assume, as of positions or roles
  • (v) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
  • (v) require as useful, just, or proper
  • (v) experience or feel or submit to
  • (v) make a film or photograph of something
  • (v) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  • (v) serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  • (v) accept or undergo, often unwillingly
  • (v) make use of or accept for some purpose
  • (v) take by force
  • (v) occupy or take on
  • (v) admit into a group or community
  • (v) ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
  • (v) be a student of a certain subject
  • (v) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
  • (v) head into a specified direction
  • (v) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  • (v) be seized or affected in a specified way
  • (v) have with oneself; have on one's person
  • (v) engage for service under a term of contract
  • (v) receive or obtain regularly
  • (v) buy, select
  • (v) to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
  • (v) have sex with; archaic use
  • (v) lay claim to; as of an idea
  • (v) be designed to hold or take
  • (v) be capable of holding or containing
  • (v) develop a habit
  • (v) proceed along in a vehicle
  • (v) obtain by winning
  • (v) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

bring in News

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    Bring out your dead: Zombie auditions tonight at Proctors Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:03 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2013 Attention, zombie wannabes: open auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight for "Schenectady's Day of the Living Dead," a low-budget independent horror ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Rogers to bring LTE to Manitoba customers through extended network sharing agreement with MTS

    Rogers to bring LTE to Manitoba customers through extended network sharing agreement with MTS
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. MetroPCS starts Bring Your Own Phone GSM-based service in four cities

    MetroPCS has launched its Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) service, and is starting with a small initial area rollout. Rumored earlier this month, the BYOP service will allow customers to bring unlocked GSM devices they already own to the carrier, and will initially work in Boston, Dallas, Hartford, and Las Vegas before becoming more widely available....        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: MacNN

take in News

  1. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Announces Pricing of $250 Million of Convertible Senior Notes

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced the pricing of $250 million of 1.00% convertible senior notes due 2018. In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters the option to purchase up to an additional $37.5 million of notes on the same terms and conditions to cover over-allotments.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Take the Super Quiz

    Take the Super Quiz Take the Super Quiz Take this Super Quiz to a Ph.D. Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. What would you expect to find in the container? e.g., Potpourri. Flower petals (dried to scent the air). 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you're plenty ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Albany Times Union

  3. Take-Two falls on announces debt offering plans

    Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. slipped Wednesday after the video game publisher announced plans for a debt offering. And while gamers got a peek at Sony's Playstation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One at ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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