Past Tense Of Bring: Bringed or Brought? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Bring?

The bring past tense is never the same as the past tense of bear. Today’s lesson will unfold a whole new knowledge for your better English.

What is the past tense of bring?

Bring (B-R-I-N-G) is depicted as “brought” in the past simple and participle tenses. They are spelled B-R-O-U-G-H-T. 

For a quick summary of how verbs are formed, see the detailed verb tables from GrammarWiki below.

Base/Infinitive Form (V1) bring
Present Form/3rd Person/Singular Form brings
Past Form (V2) brought
Past Participle Form (V3) brought
Present Participle/Gerund bringing

Let this short video throw light on this if you’re still bewildered with what we shared above:

How to use the verb bring. What is the past tense of bring? – YouTube

Are you interested in the 12 tenses of the word “bring”? Click on the link to view the conjugation table and how passive and active voice affect the forms of verbs.

How Do You Pronunciate Bring Correctly? 

Learning to spell is not challenging. Consult the table below as a starting point for your analyses:

Verb Forms Pronunciation
British English language American English language
bring /brɪŋ/ /brɪŋ/
brings /brɪŋz/ /brɪŋz/
Brought (V2) /brɔːt/ /brɔːt/
Brought (V3) /brɔːt/ /brɔːt/
bringing /ˈbrɪŋɪŋ/ /ˈbrɪŋɪŋ/

What Is The Meaning Of Bring?

You may quickly enhance your English by studying the definitions and examples. Take a look:

  1. To force yourself to do one thing.
  • The mother-to-be brought herself to tell her spouse the bad news.
  • The police had brought the criminals to confess all guilt.
  1. To start legal action against something/somebody.
  • The laws come in a case brought by the Alabama government.
  • Currently, the authoritarian government has brought a new policy to deal with thieves.
  1. To make something/somebody move in a certain way or direction.
  • The judge brought the hammer down on the court’s table.
  • The kid has just brought the yo-yo around the chair as it was stuck.
  1. To cause something/somebody to be in a particular place or condition.
  • The matter was brought to me this Monday.
  • The issue has been brought up poorly to him since Monday.
  1. To provide or give something/somebody with something.
  • They brought her the election results right after they had.
  • The whole class has recently brought a significant gift to the teacher’s house.
  1. To come to a place with something/somebody.
  • I brought my pens with me to the class yesterday.
  • The teacher had brought her bag to the room for an hour.

Vocabulary Quiz: Choose The Correct Options

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Past Tense Of Bring

Past tense is not all about a sole irregular verb like bleed. There are a slew of other verbs with different forms. Homework is vital to help you remember words longer.

These exercises will show examples of using the correct form of “bring”. You may have a soft spot for our lessons at first sight!

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To him, it was nothing more than ……….. home a gallon of milk or a sack of feed.

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New, disease-resistant trees are …….. back the splendor of what has been called one of the prettiest towns in New England.

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I came out to thank you for …….. me here and saving me more than once from those things.

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I was ……… from Boston to my native town, through these very woods and this field, to the pond.

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The force which ……… the atoms together in the forms of objects is inherent in the elements, and all their motions are necessary.

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Although his father was a king, Cyrus was …….. up like the son of an ordinary man.

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You can watch the woman who………. sunshine into every room fade away like the sunset.

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Did He Bring Or Brought?

The former is correct as “did he bring” with the helping verb “did” + subject + verb (bare infinitive). No one says: “did he brought?” This phrase is a significant error in grammar.

In addition, “bring” is a present tense verb that can indicate either “to come to a place” or “to transmit a meaning.” It’s the same as “brought,” only that it’s already occurred (past tense of bring).

Is “Has Brought” Correct?

Yes. It’s concise while using this structure as the past participle for bring. 

Example: He/she/it has brought the competition’s records to here as soon as the matches end.

Is Brought A Simple Past Tense?

Yes. “Brought” is both the past tense and past participle of the word bring, which means transporting something or someone from one location to another. 

To indicate the completion of an action in the past, we use “brought” with the simple past tense and the present perfect and past perfect tenses.

Did You Bring Or Have You Brought?

Both are correct.

Nonetheless, it varies in conditions to use the two. 

“What have you brought with you” is a valid phrase, but for “what have you bring with you”. Brought here is used as the past participle. 

Meanwhile, “What did you bring with you?” implies the question with the past tense of bring (helping verb “did).

What Is The Past Participle Of Bring?

It’s “brought”, appearing the same as the past tense of “bring”.