Bring or Take?

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  • Bring is a verb that means to carry something toward the speaker
  • Take is a verb that means to carry something away from the speaker or to a place where the speaker is not located.

For example:

  • Don’t forget to bring some snacks to the party!
    • I am hosting the party and I want you to bring snacks to my house. The snacks are headed toward me.
  • I mustn’t forget to take some stacks to Mark’s party, thought Misa.
    • Misa is Mark’s friend.  The snacks will go away from where she is. 

While this is the most common use of these phrases, even native speakers mix them up! It’s a very common question! 



Mark Schenker

Originally from the United States, Mark has been teaching English abroad for the past five years. He worked in Japan before moving to Singapore. He loves learning new languages and takes pride in helping English Language Learners.

1 comment

  1. I have issues with this, and I’m a native speaker!


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