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    #1

    that is enough

    Tom has been behaving bad in the class. The teacher said:

    1. Tom, that is enough.

    2. Tom, I can't stand any more.

    3. Tom, I can't bear/tolerate any more.

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    Are the above writing identical in terms of the meaning?


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    #2

    Re: that is enough

    not teacher

    Not quite.
    'That is enough.' could be an expression of mild irritation. If the children are being noisy, one might say "That's enough!"
    I can't bear, or stand, or tolerate any more, means one is near breaking point.

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    #3

    Re: that is enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Tom has been behaving bad in the class. The teacher said:

    1. Tom, that is enough.

    2. Tom, I can't stand any more.

    3. Tom, I can't bear/tolerate any more.

    __________________________________________________ ______

    Are the above writing identical in terms of the meaning?


    ju
    2 and 3 are close enough. But it should be obvious that 1. has meanings totally unrelated to whether the teacher can bear any more.

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    #4

    Re: that is enough

    Quote Originally Posted by JTRiff View Post
    not teacher

    Not quite.
    'That is enough.' could be an expression of mild irritation. If the children are being noisy, one might say "That's enough!"
    I can't bear, or stand, or tolerate any more, means one is near breaking point.

    What does it mean of one is near breaking point?

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