Difference between bought and brought

difference between bought and broughtDifference between bought and brought:

There is a big difference between bought and brought. Both the words have very similar spellings and pronunciations, so they are often misused, or confused for one another. Both the words, bought and brought, are verbs and are past tense of words buy and bring respectively.


The following examples will make the usage clear.
Bought Brought
I bought him chocolates, and she bought me sneakers. -Since I had no money to buy food, John brought some homemade food for me. That’s really kind of him.
Significant changes cannot be bought, they can be brought about with hard work. My hard work has never failed me, it has always brought me glory and success.
I was 12 when my father bought me a pair of skating shoes, and it brought a lot of happiness to me. Her misdemeanor brought the police to our home, and she still is not sorry about it.

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