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vipin viswanathan
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:43:34 AM

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

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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.



We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
chris62
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 12:19:33 PM

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Take these empty bottle to the supermarket and bring some new ones.
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