Brought vs Brung what difference

what is difference between Brought and Brung

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɹɔːt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bɹɔt/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /bɹɑt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːt

Verb

brought

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bring

Usage notes

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



English

Etymology

Perhaps by analogy with other strong verbs, but compare also the Old English past forms brunge, brungon and past participle variant brungen (brought).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹʌŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ

Verb

brung

  1. (colloquial or dialectal, nonstandard) simple past and past participle of bring

Related terms

  • brang
  • brought

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