Bring or Take?

The verbs bring and take are often mistaken because they both describe the movement from one location to another.

The main difference is that bring describes movement toward someone or something:

I’ll bring some tea.

Pam brought a friend to the party.

We should bring a camera to the picnic with us.

On the other hand, take describes movement away from someone or something:

Take the empty cups back to the kitchen.

Take the rubbish to the bin.

I’ll take the dog out for a walk.

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Good & Well

The main difference between good and well is:

Good is an adjective and well is an adverb.

Sarah paints well.

Jim is a good painter.

Things become confusing after linking verbs; we use good after linking verbs such as: be, taste, sound, smell, look, seem and feel if we want to describe the subject, not the action of the verb:

The film wasn’t good at all.

This dish smells good to me.

I feel good today.

We use well after the linking verbs: be, feel, look and seem if we want to use the adjective form of well meaning ’healthy’:

Jim feels well enough to leave the hospital.  

Fiona was well yesterday, but she feels sick today.