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brought

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bring

Usage notesEdit

It is common to hear native English speakers (particularly in Australia, New Zealand and the UK) using "brought" when meaning "bought" (and vice versa) despite the fact that the two words mean different things [1][2]. Sometimes this mistake makes its way into print[3].

StatisticsEdit

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: however · enough · quite · #230: brought · woman · want · home