Differences between Bought and Brought

Do you know the differences between bought and brought and which one to choose?

Bought

Bought is the past tense and past participle of the verb "buy." It means to acquire something in exchange for money or its equivalent.

Examples of Bought

  • She bought a new dress for the party.
  • I bought some books at the bookstore.
  • He bought a car last week.
  • We bought tickets to the concert.
  • They bought a house in the suburbs.

Brought

Brought is the past tense and past participle of the verb "bring." It means to carry or accompany something or someone to a place.

Examples of Brought

  • She brought her dog to the park.
  • I brought my laptop to the meeting.
  • He brought a gift for the host.
  • We brought chairs for the picnic.
  • They brought their children to the party.

Tips for Choosing Bought or Brought

Just remember the 'R' is for Bring/Brought. If you don't use the 'R', it's about 'buying'.

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