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04 / 03 / 2008

BRING-2: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we continue with common English expressions that use the verb bring (traer).

Today's expression is: to bring something about

Meaning: to make something happen.

Example 1:
Olga: Wow...suddenly Jim is very happy about the new director. What brought about the change in his attitude?
Pablo: You didn't hear? The new director has promoted him to Head of the Department!

Example 2:
Many people believe that the next President should bring about a change in the health care system.

Bring something about can also mean:
-cause to move in the opposite direction.

Example 3:
They brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching

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