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Is there a difference between "to bring something back" and "to take something back"?

If so, when should I use each of them?

Would you please some examples?

Also, are there any cases in which the two overlap?

Thank you

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Here are the main meanings:

bring ~ move toward me carrying something

Suppose you lend someone a book, and they take it home with them. Two days later you find that you need the book for some reason. You phone them and ask them to bring the book back because you need it. "Could you please bring back the book that I lent you?"


take ~ move away from me carrying something

Suppose you borrowed a book from the library, and you have it at home with you. When you finish reading the book, you want to return it to the library. If you can't get to the library before the book is overdue, you might ask a friend to take the book back to the library. "Could you please take this book back to the library for me?"

CJ

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teal limeIs there a difference between "to bring something back" and "to take something back"?

Sure. You are either bringing it or taking it.

teal limeIf so, when should I use each of them?

As appropriate according to their definitions.

teal limeWould you please some examples?

The variations are too many for me to think of them all, and only a few would only confuse you. It is better if you present a sentence yourself.

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