take / bring one step closer to

ipipip

Senior Member
Mandarin Chinese普通话
This victory brings/takes the team one step closer to the national championship.
Her help takes/brings me one step closer to my dream coming true.


Could I exchange "take" and "bring" in the sentence like these.
Thanks a lot.
 
  • Engeland

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    I'd say so, yeah.

    This victory takes the team one step closer to the national championship. Sounds fine.
    This victory brings the team one step closer to the national championship. Sounds fine.

    Her help takes me one step closer to my dream coming true. Sounds a bit unnatural for me personally, but makes perfect sense.
    Her help brings me one step closer to my dream coming true. Sounds fine, I prefer this one.

    I'm not sure why I preferred 'bring' on the second one but personally it sounds better to me, unsure if others feel the same.
    Either way, feel free to interchange them, I can't see any situation where in this context they don't both make sense.

    -Engeland
     
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