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    Give A Care

    Is "give a care" a more formal version of "give a damn"?

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    Re: Give A Care

    Yes, but it is rarely used. There are only four citations in COCA.

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    Re: Give A Care

    "He doesn't give a damn about/to voting."

    Do "about" and "to" make a huge difference?

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    Re: Give A Care

    We only say '...doesn't give a damn about...'

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    Re: Give A Care

    Quote Originally Posted by EscapeSky View Post
    Is "give a care" a more formal version of "give a damn"?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) Now that you are in the United States, you may hear people say:

    "I couldn't care less about the election in November."

    (a) Many native speakers incorrectly say "could care less." In fact, you could

    not care less.

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