Is there any difference in meaning between "bring on" and "bring about" in the sense of causing someone? For example:
The pandemic has brought about/brought on a lot of change.
The desease can bring about/bring on some complications.
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Yes, there is minor difference.
Bring about means to cause to take place or effect. bring about.
The first sentence would be more correct as follows -
This is more appropriate because the pandemic has caused the changes to take place.
Bring on means to cause to appear or occur. bring on
The second sentence would be more correct as follows -
This is more appropriate because the disease has caused the complications to occur.
Hope this helps.