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    SUFFER VS ENDURE

    Could anyone explain the difference between SUFFER & ENDURE?
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    Re: SUFFER VS ENDURE

    Not a lot.

    It depends on the context.

    Rover


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    Re: SUFFER VS ENDURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Not a lot.

    It depends on the context.

    Rover
    would you please give me a specific example?
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    Re: SUFFER VS ENDURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    would you please give me a specific example? OK
    Endure: to suffer something difficult, unpleasant or painfull.
    1. We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport.
    2. She's already had to endure three painful operations on her leg.

    Suffer: to experience physical or mental pain.
    1. I think he suffered quite a lot when his wife left him.
    2. She suffers terribly in the winter when it's cold and her joints get stiff.
    3. She's been suffering from (= been ill with) cancer for two years.
    4. Johnny suffers from (= is often ill with) asthma.
    5. If you're not happy with it, you should complain. Don't just suffer in silence (= without saying anything).
    Last edited by Atchan; 01-Aug-2010 at 22:34.

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    Re: SUFFER VS ENDURE

    We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport

    BUT

    The flight suffered a nine hour delay.

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    Re: SUFFER VS ENDURE

    Not a teacher.

    I think that "endure" carries with it the fact that you overcame whatever it was you were suffering from.

    One may endure a three hour wait on an airport runway.

    One may suffer from cancer.

    If one endure, they rise above the situation, they win in the end.

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