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    Can't bother

    "I can't bother anymore, I will just wait."

    Is it acceptable English?

    A quick search here and on the web indicates that the right way would be something like, but I'm not quite sure:

    I won't bother anymore.
    I don't bother anymore.
    I can't be bothered anymore.
    I won't be bothered anymore.

    Is any of these sentences acceptable as well?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Can't bother

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    "I can't bother anymore, I will just wait."

    Is it acceptable English? No.

    A quick search here and on the web indicates that the right way would be something like, but I'm not quite sure:

    I won't bother anymore.
    I don't bother anymore.
    I can't be bothered anymore.
    I won't be bothered anymore.

    Is ​Are any of these sentences acceptable as well? All four of those are acceptable.

    Thank you.
    See above.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Can't bother

    Thank you, but since I can use "I can't be botherd anymore" why can't I use "I can't bother anymore"?

    I'm taking into consideration that all four have the same meaning.

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    Re: Can't bother

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    Thank you, but since I can use "I can't be botherd anymore" why can't I use "I can't bother anymore"?

    I'm taking into consideration that all four have the same meaning.
    They don't all have the same meaning.

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    Re: Can't bother

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They don't all have the same meaning.
    Can you explain the differences? Maybe I will figure out why I can't use can in the first sentence.

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