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bought vs. brought
bought vs. brought: What’s the difference?
Bought is the past tense and past participle of buy. Brought is the past tense and past participle of bring. In very specific situations—such as presenting a purchased gift to someone—it can appear that the two words mean the same thing. However, I bought you a gift specifically means I purchased you a gift, while I brought you a gift means I transported a gift to you.