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    Once, I read somewhere that there is a difference between "tired of" X "tired from", but I can´t find this in any dictionary or grammar. Can anyohe help me? (And please, indicate the source, where I can find this)

    e.g:
    a. Anna is tired of doing her homework. [She no longer wants to do her homework. She is bored of doing homework.]

    b. Anna is tired from doing her homework. [She feels physically exhausted from doing her homework.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andréa
    Once, I read somewhere that there is a difference between "tired of" X "tired from", but I can´t find this in any dictionary or grammar. Can anyohe help me? (And please, indicate the source, where I can find this)

    e.g:
    a. Anna is tired of doing her homework. [She no longer wants to do her homework. She is bored of doing homework.]

    b. Anna is tired from doing her homework. [She feels physically exhausted from doing her homework.]
    Look at the definition, especially the underlined ones;

    Main Entry: 1tire
    Pronunciation: 'tIr
    Function: verb
    Inflected Form(s): tired; tir·ing

    intransitive senses : to become weary

    transitive senses
    1 : to exhaust or greatly decrease the physical strength of : FATIGUE
    2 : to wear out the patience of : BORE

    Hope that helps. :D

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    Default Re: tired of X tired from

    Quote Originally Posted by Andréa
    Once, I read somewhere that there is a difference between "tired of" X "tired from", but I can´t find this in any dictionary or grammar. Can anyohe help me? (And please, indicate the source, where I can find this)

    e.g:
    a. Anna is tired of doing her homework. [She no longer wants to do her homework. She is bored of doing homework.]

    b. Anna is tired from doing her homework. [She feels physically exhausted from doing her homework.]
    Yes, there is a difference and your examples and explanations are correct. "To tire of" is to become bored with. "To tire from" is to be exhausted by.

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