GCSE English

Bought and brought


What a difference an r can make! Both words are used when communicating in the past tense, but have entirely different meanings.

Bought: past tense of "to buy".
"Jeremy bought a new computer for £500."

Brought: past tense of "to bring".
"Katherine brought several bottles of wine to the party."

Advice and advise
Affect and effect
Bought and brought
Complement and compliment
Discreet and discrete
Hear and here
Its and it's
Lead and led
Less and fewer
Licence and license
Loose and lose
  Plane and plain
Poor, pore and pour
Practice and practise
Principal and principle
Sort and sought
Stationary and stationery - new!
There, their and they're
Threw, through and thorough
To and too
Warn and Worn
Whose and who's
Your and you're

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