To understand the meaning of the usage of bring and take: is it correct to say 'I was picked up from the hospital and was brought home.' and 'My husband picked me up from the hospital and took me home' Thank you in advance!
'I was picked up from the hospital and was brought home.'
this sentence is in the passive voice. The agent who did the picking up and bringing home is not specified. Otherwise, we would see "I" (first person subject) become "me" (first person object); "Someone picked me up and took me home."
Note also that in keeping the sentences more parallel, you could have written, "I was picked up... and was taken [took?] home."
'My husband picked me up from the hospital and took me home'
The subject clarifies here (my husband), and the first person objective, me, appears. Note that given the nature of expressions, you pretty much have to force repetition in this instance. My husband picked up and took me home from the hospital reads awkward to me.
So the difference is semantic, namely, perspective or actor. Both sentences are grammatical.