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bought vs brought #1 (permalink) Sat May 15, 2010 13:31 pm   bought vs brought
 

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #9 "This way and that", question 8

He found a shop quickly and brought the flowers but he couldn't remember how to get back to the hotel.

(a) found
(b) quickly
(c) brought
(d) get

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #9 "This way and that", answer 8

He found a shop quickly and bought the flowers but he couldn't remember how to get back to the hotel.

Correct entry: bought
The error was: (c) brought
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bought vs brought #2 (permalink) Sat May 15, 2010 15:16 pm   bought vs brought
 

I'm afraid you were incorrect.

Brought -- which is what you said -- is the past tense of 'to bring'

Bought -- which is the correct answer -- is the past tense of 'to buy'
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