Example Sentences of the Verb Bring

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This page provides example sentences of the verb "Bring" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. Once you have reviewed the forms, try the quiz below including explanations in the answer section. 

Forms of Bring

Infinitive: to bring
Base Form: bring
Past Simple: brought
Past Participle: brought
Gerund: bringing

Example 'Bring' Sentences in Each Tense

Present Simple

She often brings friends to work.

Present Simple Passive

Presents are brought to the reception.

Present Continuous

Mary is bringing Jack to the party.

Present Continuous Passive

Jack is being brought by Mary to the party.

Present Perfect

I haven't brought much food today.

Present Perfect Passive

A number of books have already been brought back to the library.

Present Perfect Continuous

She has been bringing her friends along for years.

Past Simple

Alice brought a new friend to the party.

Past Simple Passive

This contribution was brought by John.

Past Continuous

I was bringing out the present when she burst into the room.

Past Continuous Passive

The change was being brought about by the local authorities.

Past Perfect

The others had brought the food before they arrived.

Past Perfect Passive

The food had been brought by the others before they arrived.

Past Perfect Continuous

She had been bringing different friends to work for years before her boss told her to stop.

Future (will)

Janice will bring the dessert.

Future (will) passive

The dessert will be brought by Janice.

Future (going to)

I am going to bring the drinks to the party.

Future (going to) passive

The drinks are going to be brought by Larry.

Future Continuous

This time next week we will be bringing about a number of changes.

Future Perfect

A number of changes will have been brought about by the time you receive this note.

Future Possibility

He might bring his girlfriend to the party.

Real Conditional

If he brings Sharon, I will leave!

Unreal Conditional

If he brought his friends, they would leave.

Past Unreal Conditional

If he hadn't brought his mother, the problems wouldn't have arisen.

Present Modal

I think you should bring your friend.

Past Modal

He should have brought more money.

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Bring Quiz

Use the verb bring in the correct tense in the sentences below.

  1. I __________ (bring) the cake to the party before he arrived.
  2. The product  __________ (bring) out twenty years ago.
  3. Who  __________ (bring) the wine to the party?
  4. I think Tom  __________ (bring) his girlfriend to the party, but I'm not sure.
  5. Alex always  __________  (bring) work home with him.
  6. If he  __________ (bring) his friend to the party, she would have stayed to longer.
  7. They  __________ (bring) many friends to dinner since they moved here two years ago.
  8. The shipment  __________ (bring) into the company next week. 
  9. She  __________ (bring) the list right now. Don't worry.
  10. My neighbor  __________ (bring) dessert if I had asked, but I didn't. 

Quiz Answers

  1. had brought - Use the past perfect to express a time before another point in time in the past.
  2. was brought - Use the past passive form by conjugating the verb 'be' and using the past participle 'brought'.
  3. will bring / is going to bring - Use 'going to' for future plans, or 'will' if you're wondering at the moment.
  4. might bring - Use 'might bring' to express a future possibility.
  5. brings - The present simple is used to express routines and habits.
  6. had brought - The past perfect is used in the 'if' clause of past unreal conditional to imagine different outcomes in the past. 
  7. have brought - The present perfect is used together with 'since' to express something happening from past to present.
  8. will be brought - Use the future passive form to speak about what will be done to something in the future.
  9. is bringing - The present continuous is used to speak about something happening at the moment of speaking.
  1. would have brought - Use the conditional perfect (would have + past participle) to express the result of an imagined situation in the past.