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The astronauts are bringing plants to the moon.
The astronauts are taking plants to the moon.

Using bring or take depends on where the speaker or doer is. We use bring for things coming to where we are and take for things going somewhere else: Take these cakes to your grandmother and bring (back) some flowers from her garden.

To fetch means to go somewhere else and come back with something: Please fetch me a glass of water (= go and come back with a glass of water)

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They substituted gold with paper money
They replaced gold with paper money.

We replace one thing with another, but we substitute one thing for another. The two phrases mean the reverse of each other: You replace gold with paper money. You substitute paper money for gold.

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The ship sank in the ocean
The ship drowned in the ocean.

To be drowned refers to living things, and means to die in water, to sink refers to people or things, and means to go down to the bottom of wate

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I was hearing her CDs.
I was listening to her CDs.

To listen to may also means to think carefully about what someone say: Gerry always listens to his mother.

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I want to borrow a book from you
I want to lend a book from you
Will you please lend me a book?
Will you please borrow me a book?

To borrow is to get something from someone, and to lend is to give something to someone.

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