Match the ‘bring’ phrasal verbs 1-8 with their correct meanings a-h:
- Bring forward
- Bring down
- Bring to
- Bring around
- Bring about
- Bring up
- Bring in
- Bring round
- To change someone’s view or opinion
- To mention a topic or subject in a conversation
- To change the date or time of an event so that it happens earlier
- To regain consciousness (in particular after someone faints)
- To make someone feel bad emotionally
- To cause something to happen
- To involve someone new in a discussion or conversation you’re having
- To bring something with you when you visit
Choose the correct ‘bring’ phrasal verb to complete the sentences below:
- I was brought up/brought in/brought around in South America but I live in Europe now.
- I’m looking forward to seeing you later for dinner. Could you bring in/bring round/bring up some wine when you come?
- The doctors thought that too much stress had brought forth/brought out/brought on the illness.
- As the project was so important we decided to bring on/bring in/bring to external consultants to advise us.
- This song always brings back/brings along/brings round memories of my childhood.
- We argued for hours about it but in the end I managed to bring her back/around/over.
- It would be a good idea to bring along/bring back/bring forth a camera as it’s very beautiful in the forest.
- The war brought about/brought in/brought up a revolution.
Fill in the gaps with an appropriate ‘bring’ phrasal verb:
- Could you __________ my DVD when you come round later?
- Our company __________ over £1 million profit last year.
- The place where I was __________ is very small, unlike the place I live now.
- He never figured out what _____________ the pain but we thought it was psychological.
- After she passed out, the doctors ______ her ______ with some medicine.
- She was very ill, she __________ all her food.
- If we __________ the dinner to 6pm then we can get to the theatre in time.
- The dress was just a bit too tight so I _____ it _____ to the shop.
Check your answers:
1. Brought up
2. bring round
3. brought on
4. bring in
5. brings back
6. bring around
7. bring along
8. brought about
1. Bring around/round/over
2. brought in
3. brought up
4. brought on
5. brought round/to
6. brought up
7. bring forward
8. brought back