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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Wear/Bear

    Hi!
    Could you tell me if it is correct to say " I bear a watch" instead of "I wear a watch" ?
    Are 'wear' and 'bear' the same?
    Thanks :)

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    #2

    Re: Wear/Bear

    Hi Lipa,

    No, don't say "bear" as a substitute for "wear."

    There is one phrase, "bear arms," meaning to carry weapons.

    Bear is more like "carry" - a burden that is hard to bear.

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