Lisa’s Grammar Tip For The Day…
Bring Vs. Take Which one is correct usage?
I have to bring my music to the party. OR I have to take my music to the party?
Here’s a quick explanation so that you get it right every time you sit down to write all your fantastic articles.
Bring is a verb used to show a motion towards you. What this means is that you use bring when something is coming your way.
Example: Please bring my music to me here at the club.
I am at the club already, so the person doing the action is bringing the music to me. That is a motion towards me.
Take is a verb used to show motion away from you. What this means is that you use take when your are moving something away from you.
Example: Please take my music to Betsy at the club.
I am not at the club. I have the music but need it taken somewhere else. This is a motion made away from me.
Now if the content has nothing to do with you – that’s when things get a little tricky. You can choose to use either bring or take and still be grammatically correct.
Example: The waiter will bring menus to the couple.
Example: The waiter will take menus to the couple.