Bought or Brought?
Bought or Brought?What is the difference between "bought" and "brought"?
"Bought" is the past tense of "to buy."
- I bought a new laptop.
- James brought the birthday cake to the restaurant this morning.
Bought"Bought" is the simple past tense and past participle of the verb "to buy."
Example sentences with "bought":
- I bought a seven-dollar pen because I always lose pens and I got sick of not caring. (Comedian Mitch Hedberg) (Here, "bought" is in the simple past tense.)
- Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they have experienced pain and have bought jewelry. (Comedian Rita Rudner) (Here, "bought" is a past participle.)
Brought"Brought" is the simple past tense and past participle of the verb "to bring."
Example sentences with "brought":
- I brought the film like a flower to the world. (Film director Claude Chabrol) (Here, "brought" is in the simple past tense.)
- Great things are done by a series of small things that have been brought together. (Artist Vincent Van Gogh) (Here, "brought" is a past participle.)
Brought or Brung?The past tense of "to bring" is "brought." "Brung" does not exist. It is a spelling mistake. "Brang" does not exist either. It is also a spelling mistake.
Common Terms with "Bought" and "Brought"Terms with "bought":
- bought a car
- bought as seen
- bought the farm
- bought the dummy
- brought a smile to my face
- brought a tear to my eye
- brought down
- brought forward
- brought into question
- brought it up
- brought to bear