Bring vs. Take

Bring is used when something is being moved towards the speaker.

  • Bring me that book.

Take is used when something is being moved away from the area of the speaker.

  • Take that paper with you.
  • I shall take my brother with me when I go.
  • Shall I take her a cup of tea in bed?

Bring and take | Exercise

Test your understanding of bring and take with this exercise.

Complete the following sentences using bring and take.

1. This is a beautiful beach. Thanks for —————— me here.

a) taking b) bringing

2. When he went to the US, he —————- his mother along.

a) took b) brought

3. Let’s watch a movie and then I will ——————— you home.

a) bring b) take

4. I have —————— something for you.

a) taken b) brought

5. Please ——————- these documents with you when you go to the bank.

a) take b) bring

6. Can you —————— that file to my table?

a) take b) bring

7. Can you ——————– this file to his cabin?

a) take b) bring

Answers

1. This is a beautiful beach. Thanks for bringing me here.

2. When he went to the US, he took his mother along.

3. Let’s watch a movie and then I will take you home.

4. I have brought something for you.

5. Please take these documents with you when you go to the bank.

6. Can you bring that file to my table?

7. Can you take this file to his cabin?

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