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"bring", "take", "fetch" and "send" Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 10:29:40 PM
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We use "bring", "take", "fetch" and "send" interchangeably.

For example, we say "I will take/bring/send you to the airport."
Sometimes we say "I will fetch you to school."

I wonder how native speakers use these words differently. For us, all have the same meaning.

Thanks.
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 4:53:22 AM

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Hi, Elaine!

When you say "we say", who do you mean?
tunaafi
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 5:15:33 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
We use "bring", "take", "fetch" and "send" interchangeably.

We don't.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 5:39:38 AM

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"I will drive you to the airport", and "I will take you to the airport" are somewhat interchangeable.

I can fetch you from the airport.
I can call a taxi, tell the driver where to go, and thus send you to the airport.
If you manage to go to the airport by yourself I will bring your luggage there.


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tunaafi
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 5:56:04 AM

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If you take someone somewhere, you normally transport/escort them away from where the speaker or the person addressed is or will be.

If you bring someone somewhere, you normally transport/escort them towards where the speaker or the person addressed is or will be.

If you fetch someone from somewhere, you normally go to where they are or will be in order to transport/escort them somewhere.
Romany
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 6:46:59 AM
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Yes, agree with Tuna.

One "brings" or "fetches" something TO the speaker, while one "sends" or "takes" something AWAY from the speaker.

Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 1:07:43 PM

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Bring and fetch identify movement toward the speaker.
Take and send are movements away from the speaker.
Note that these are relative to the speaker -- no one else.

Ah, as Romany has clearly explained.
Romany
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 1:23:54 PM
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Wilma -

Join the club! We've all done it at some stage - I think the different time-zones play a large role?
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