Do you know when you bring and when you take something somewhere? It can get confusing because the meaning of the two words are very similar. If the direction of the movement is towards the speaker, the word “bring” is used. “Take” is used if the movement is going away from the speaker.
Here are some examples:
- Please take this note to your teacher when you go to school.
- Can you bring me a cup of coffee on the way back from school?
- I will take these books to a charity to donate them.
- Will you bring your umbrella when we go for a walk today?
- Can I take your sunglasses to the beach today? I will bring them back in the evening.
Do you want to try it yourself? See if you can find the correct answer:
- I ____ a plate of cookies to my brother. Before he ate one, he asked if I could ____ the plate to his friend first, and then ____ it back to him after his friend had a few cookies.