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Brought, Bought; Bring, Take

Brought, Bought; Bring, Take
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When we are born we bring nothing into this world except for a hope for the parents and the country, but when we die we take nothing to the graveyard...

When we are born we bring nothing into this world except for a hope for the parents and the country, but when we die we take nothing to the graveyard or crematorium. Possibly, we may leave some erasable or inerasable, or indelible, footprints.

Bring is a verb, and has many meanings depending upon the situation and context, and also forms phrasal verbs [bring about, bring around; bring up (to raise children, to mention about somebody or something during conversation or dialogue or debate), bring on, bring off; bring out (release, come out, to highlight, to stress or emphasize something; bring down…and idioms such as bring somebody to book, bring something to light.

Bring means to carry something to someone, to carry or place or move a thing or an article from one place to another; result in something as a result of an action; cause, produce; make yourself to do something; return something to the owner and others.

The past tense and past participle of bring are brought and brought respective, and other verb forms of it are brings, and bringing.

You buy groceries and bring them home.

You bought groceries and brought them home.

Brought and bought could be confusing because of the almost similar sound and spelling though ‘r’ is there in brought.

What brought you into the world? To be a force for good, and not to buy into the distractions and avoidable services and products.

Buy!
You get nothing without money saving for love and compassion and those stirring feelings. So, you have to buy almost all the things in life.

Have you brought anything into your house without buying?

The past tense and past participle of buy are bought and bought, and other verb forms of it are buys, and buying.

How many unnecessary things you have bought last year?

Buying goods, and services spurs the economy. But people need to have money to buy.

Bring and take: like bring, take too has multiple meanings but as a pair they have opposite meanings in a context or a situation wherein something is moved: bringing and taking, bringer and taker. Here bring refers to carry something from one point to another, carrying something from your end (bringing) to another end (taking or receiving).

He brings the children to the mother on alternate weeks.

She takes the children to the father on alternate weeks.

The phrase – he cannot be bought – means that s/he cannot be bribed. There are some impeccable officer who cannot be brought, at the most you can bring your request to him or her.

- Kovuuri G Reddy

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