Exceptionalways Grammar Challenge
Bear With Me or Bare With Me?
In our world today, the internet is very substantial and a lot of people use the internet not only to connect but also to lift quite a lot of emotional stress from their minds. The use of homophones in expressions such as bear with me and bare with me has been important but a lot of people get this wrong.
So how do you differentiate and choose the correct expression?
Though, Exceptionalways got you covered!
Bare with me doesn’t mean what you include in your writings or what you say! The verb bare means “to uncover ” or “to disclose.” The correct expression, “bear with me,” means “be patient with me.”
Correct: The editor begged the writer to bear with him while he stays focused on editing.
Incorrect:: Sorry, until I finish editing, you will have to bare with me.
How can you Remember the Spelling of Bear With Me
Are you still baffled? Here’s a simple way to differentiate bear from bare. You understood that bear as a verb means “to endure.” In its noun form, bear indicates a huge furry animal. Mixing these two definitions into a funny sentence will help you remember that the correct phrase is “bear with me,” not “bare with me.”
Here are some online examples that use the phrase correctly.
Example: If you can bear with me, a protest implies more than opposition, but rather accusation and rejection.
Example: I would never move to your place—I can’t bear the heat.
Example: Please bear with me as I try to find the story you need.
Example: “Thanks for ‘bearing ’ with me all these moments…
It’s easy to understand why people confuse the two because bare and bear sounds similar. Do you have them straight in your mind? Bare is a verb that means “to uncover.”
So when you understand that bear means “to endure” or “to be patient” the expression “bear with me” will express and make your point.
What other homophones would you like to grasp today? How about differentiating practise and practice?
Remember, a good and soft bear will always bear with you, but a vicious and bad bear just might consume you!
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