This brings me back to when I brought up phrasal verbs for the first time to a group of learners.
At first the topic really brought them down* but I brought them around to the idea that learning phrasal verbs can really bring about change in your English!
Thanks for bringing up** this important topic, Richard!
*Another meaning of bring down, =depress
**=Raise (an idea, topic)
"brought me back memories" does not work because the phrasal verb 'brought back' uses a direct object such as 'memories'.
The pronoun 'me', in this case, is an indirect object.
So, we can say "brought me back to a time when..." or "brought back memories (to my mind)", but not "brought me ack memories".
In your sentence it would be better to write/say:
"This morning the alarm click brought me back TO MY summer holidays when I used to get up later" or
"This morning the alarm click brought back memories of summer holidays when I used to get up later.
So sorry to learn that you must wake up/get up earlier now that school is back in session... :)
This morning the alarm click brought me back memories of summer holidays when I used to get up later.
Apart from memories, could we use another word? Ideas, thoughts...
Yes, you used the phrasal verb 'bring (someone) around' properly.
We usually use this phrasal verb to show that we changed someone's way of thinking, thereby making them believe in your opinion.
Well done Laura...
It is interesting see how a preposition can modify the meaning of a particular verb!
I am so stubborn at learning English that there is no way my sister can bring me around to study French! Would the use of Bring around be correct in that sentence?
Thank you Richard for this discussion. I was missing the Phrasal verbs section!