What is the difference between Bring, Take, Carry, Fetch.

Bring, take, carry, and fetch all these words belong to the same meaning " to come with ". The similarity confuses many of us. That's why we bring you this post.

Quick Look

Take to carry something away from the speaker.
Bring means come with something towards the speaker.
Fetch means to go after something and get it and bring it back.
Carry means to transport something from one place to another in any direction.



    Bring is a verb. It means to come with something or someone to a place. If you bring something that someone wants or needs, you get it for them.
    • Could you bring me some water please.
    • She brings flowers for me.
    • Her sister brought her lost cat.
    Bring can also mean to cause or produce, no movement involves in this sense.
    • My videos brings many comments.
    • Drinking milk brings good health.


    Take as a verb means to carry, lead or move someone or something to a place
    • They took all the food from table.
    • I will take you a special restaurant.
    As a noun it means a scene or part of a film/ movie that is filmed at one time without stopping the camera.
    In informal way, take is used to mean an amount of money earned by business during a particular period of time.


    Fetch is a verb. It means to go after something and bring back it.
    Playing with a dog, you throw the ball and dog fetches it.
    • Dog fetch the ball.
    • Mother fetch her son from kidnapers.


    Carry is a verb. It means to move something while holding and supporting it. Carry something means moving with it holding above the ground.
    • We carry our bag to the office.
    • Car carry out of the city.
    • Tankers carry oil to the factory.
    • They carry guns when they go outside the house.
    • He helped me carry the bags.

    What is the difference between Bring, Take, Carry, and Fetch?

    Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary says:
    The verbs bring and take are somethings used in a way that shows that they have opposite meanings. When this is true, bring suggests that something is moving toward someone or something, and take suggests that something is moving away.
    • Here, I brought you some flowers.
    • May I take your language to your room for your?
    Bring implies movement of an object toward the speaker. Take implies any movement but not toward the speaker.
    Whenever you get confused between bring and take, just remind the restaurant where waiter brings food for you, and take the plat away from you after finishing.

    Fetch involves go after something or someone and bring back.
    Your dog fetch the ball when you throw it.
    A wife fetched her husband when he went with other girl.

    Carry means to move something while holding and supporting it. 
    Carry comes from Latin "carrus" that means wheeled vehicle. Word car shares the same mother word.

    What is the meaning of "fetch and carry"? 

      Fetch and carry means to do the kind of jobs that servants do for someone.
    • Black people used to fetch and carry for white people.
    • Poor would fetch and carry for rich.

    In a nutshell
    Direction plays very important role distinguishing the difference between bring take fetch, and carry.
    Bring suggests that something comes towards the speaker.
    Take suggests that something is going away from the speaker.
    Fetch suggest going after something and bring back to its previous position.
    Carry suggests going anywhere with something.

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