The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

take or bring Options
vipin viswanathan
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:43:34 AM

Rank: Member

Joined: 10/21/2018
Posts: 66
Neurons: 348
Take your belongings with you when you’re leaving.

Bring implies movement towards someone or something.
Take implies movement away from someone or something.

Even after the usage rule, I couldn't reason why 'take' is right choice in the above sentence. Some explanation would help me.
with thanks.

BobShilling
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 11:53:12 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/1/2018
Posts: 1,421
Neurons: 7,621
Location: Beroun, Stredocesky, Czech Republic

If the person addressed is leaving, then they are moving away from somewhere.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 11:53:20 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/19/2011
Posts: 12,267
Neurons: 60,793
vipin viswanathan wrote:
Take your belongings with you when you’re leaving.

Bring implies movement towards someone or something.
Take implies movement away from someone or something.

Even after the usage rule, I couldn't reason why 'take' is right choice in the above sentence. Some explanation would help me.
with thanks.



The answer is in your definition:

Take implies movement away from someone or something.

Since you are "leaving", you are moving away from this location. Therefore, you need to take your belongings with you.

chris62
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 12:19:33 PM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 12/16/2018
Posts: 24
Neurons: 83,260
Location: Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Take these empty bottle to the supermarket and bring some new ones.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.