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Should I Take It or Bring It?

I remember the first time someone called me out for using bring (or was it take?) when I should have used take (or was it bring?). Like many folks, I wasn’t aware I was using the two words incorrectly. So let me give you a few tips so you can avoid making the same mistake.

Both bring and take refer to motion. The distinction is the direction or your point of reference. When the direction is toward someone, use bring. You could also think of come. If you want someone to deliver something to you, to come in your direction, you want them to bring you something.

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