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    Default Bare or Bear?

    Is the correct term "I bear no hard feelings..." or "I bare no hard feelings..."?

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    Bear. Carry.

    Not bare. Expose.

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Bear. Carry.

    Not bare. Expose.

    Thanks! I appreciate it the quick response.

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    I used to have a hard time with the "bear" expressions (I can't bear it, or bear with me, etc.) until someone (jokingly) asked me if I wanted to get naked (bare). Ever since then I have been able to remember that unless I want to bare my soul (make my soul naked) just about all the other expressions are "bear."

    I bear you no ill-will.
    I can't bear to be away from you.
    Could you bear with me a moment longer? I'm almost finished.

    Although you did get the answer already, I hoped my little story (and hopefully your desire to NOT be naked) will help you remember.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    The right to bare arms is not nearly as controversial as the right to bear arms.

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The right to bare arms is not nearly as controversial as the right to bear arms.
    It is in some places, such as Saudi Arabia.

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The right to bare arms is not nearly as controversial as the right to bear arms.
    However, most people are against the right to arm bears. The idea of grizzlys with guns scares me!

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    I have the right to be four armed.

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    Four warned is four armed.

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    Default Re: Bare or Bear?

    However the four-eyed will probably bear the brunt of the playground teasing when they're young.

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