Last edited by RonBee; 08-Sep-2007 at 19:29. Reason: correct a spelling mistake
Last edited by RonBee; 24-Jun-2007 at 23:25. Reason: correct a spelling mistake
I think RonBee is correct. ‘Put up with’ is commonly used to mean ‘tolerate’, ‘endure’ or ‘bear with patient’. It may be considered a phrasal verb by some but an idiom by other.
I have lived in many parts of the United States, and my native language is American English. I am not a teacher, but I have tutored writing at the state university here in the state of Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, sometimes for publication.