General Writing and Grammar Help/Bring & take

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Dear Ted:

In answer to my question about the use of the question "What's your problem?", you wrote the following:

.....You bring your car to a mechanic and he ask.....

My question is this:

Why did you use "bring" instead of "take"?

Again, many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

P.S. is it correct to write, "In answer to my question about the use of the question....."?

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Dear Paolo:

  
In answer to my question about the use of the question "What's your problem?", you wrote the following:

.....You bring your car to a mechanic and he ask.....

My question is this:

Why did you use "bring" instead of "take"?

*** I did it because I am very tired and was not thinking clearly.  "Bring" CAN be used, especially if you are having your car towed to the mechanic, but "TAKE" is much, much better.
Thank you for having brought this to my attention.

See, Paolo, YOU are helping ME!  

That's good.

Again, many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

P.S. is it correct to write, "In answer to my question about the use of the question....."?

*** Yes.

Ted

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