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get vs take vs bring vs fetch

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get vs take vs bring vs fetch

Postby majidkh » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:44 am


Would you please tell me if there is any difference among the four words in the following sentence?

Could you .....me a cup of tea?

1- get 2- take 3- bring 4- fetch

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Re: get vs take vs bring vs fetch

Postby Josef » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:39 am

They are all possible except take.

You cannot use take when the motion is towards you. You can use take when the motion is from you or between two other points. You can say:

Please take this cup away (from me) and wash it.
Please take Mary's cup and give it to John.
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