In this unit, you saw the phrase “bring attention to” in the following sentence: People that help on Earth Day attempt to bring attention to the problems people make for the environment.
There are other verbs you can use with “attention.” Look at the examples and explanations below.
Bring attention to – The teacher brought our attention to the vocabulary words. (“bring _ attention” means “make people see, hear or think about something”) Get attention – I was reading my book, so the teacher said my name and got my attention. (“get _ attention” means “make a person look at or listen to the speaker”)
Pay attention – You should pay attention in class.
(“pay attention” means “look at or listen to something”)
Look at the sentences below. Decide whether you should put “bring/brought,” “get/got” or “pay/paid” in each blank.