bring or take.
Which is correct? I will bring the food to her or I will take the food to her?
I agree with Michael in part. The food can be brought or taken. But I don't agree that it is the location of the listener that matters. It is the relationship between the speaker and the movement of the object.
To bring means to move something from there to here.
To take means to move something from here to there.
In this sentence, if I am currently in the same place as her, I might go get the food and then bring it back to her. If she is is somwhere away from where I currently am, then I will take the food to her.
|link||answered Jul 05 '13 at 13:18 Patty T Grammarly Fellow|
Nothing wrong with the food, if you are referring to particular food that you have already defined in your conversation. But obviously your question is really about the distinction between bring and take . Both are grammatically correct, but the correct use here would depend on the location of the person you are talking to: if that person is with you, you would say take, but if he/she is with the other person, you would say bring.
|link comment||answered Jul 05 '13 at 10:55 Michael Cranfield Expert|
Both these sentences are gramattically correct, but the use of bring or take depends on the type of situation. If the speaker as well as the listener are not at her place, then we will say "I'll take the food to her". If both the speaker and the listener or either of the two is with her, then we will say I'll bring the food to her". Aslam Khan
|link comment||answered Aug 10 '14 at 08:12 Aslam Khan New member|
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