In this blog post we look at when to use brought and when to use brung.
"Brung" is a nonstandard past tense form of the verb "to bring." It is not considered correct grammar and should be avoided in formal writing and speech.
The correct past tense form of "to bring" is "brought." It is used to indicate that something was carried or conveyed from one place to another in the past.
Remember to use "brought" as the past tense form of "to bring" in formal writing and speech.
Here are some examples to illustrate the difference:
Incorrect: She brung the cake to the office party.
Correct: She brought the cake to the office party.
Incorrect: He brung his tennis racket to the court.
Correct: He brought his tennis racket to the court.
The teacher brought a PowerPoint presentation to the meeting.
He brought a bouquet of flowers for his girlfriend on their anniversary.
She brought a homemade lunch to work every day.
They brought a tent on the camping trip.
He brought his guitar to the campfire and played some songs for everyone.
She brought a tray of cookies to the bake sale.
I brought my swimsuit to the pool party.
He brought a map on the road trip to help navigate.
She brought a cooler filled with drinks and snacks for the beach.
They brought their dog on the hike and he had a great time exploring the trails.