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What is the difference between the following sentences?


I am taking these boxes to the lorry.

I am bringing these boxes to the lorry.

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Abbas Rajabpourdifference between the following sentences

"take" focuses on where the boxes are at the beginning of your trip (in your home?). You are taking them from there. At the end of this operation, the boxes won't be there anymore, and that's what you're thinking is the important part.

"bring" focuses on where the boxes will be at the end of your trip (in the lorry). You are bringing them there. At the end of this operation, the boxes will be in the lorry, and that's what you're thinking is the important part.

If you are physically located at the place where the boxes are at the beginning, you are more likely to use "take".

CJ

Comments  

When you say "these boxes", it means that you have them or they are near you. If you are in the process of changing their position such that when you are done they will be at or on the lorry, you can't really be bringing them. You are taking them there. That said, people will say it both ways with no difference in meaning.

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