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  1. Yourjones
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    tiring?

    Hi,

    Is there an expression you would prefer rather than "Marathon is tiring"? Can I say it is "tiring" at all?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: tiring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yourjones View Post
    Hi,

    Is there an expression you would prefer rather than "Marathon is tiring"? Can I say it is "tiring" at all?

    Thanks a lot!
    Are you referring to a race?

  3. Yourjones
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    Re: tiring?

    Yes, a 42-km running race.

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    Re: tiring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yourjones View Post
    Yes, a 42-km running race.
    In that case "A marathon" (note the article) can be tiring, exhausting, fatiguing.

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    Re: tiring?

    Informally, in BrE, "Running a marathon is knackering!"

    For me, "Running a marathon" is more natural. It's not actually the marathon that's tiring - it's taking part in it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: tiring?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Informally, in BrE, "Running a marathon is knackering!"

    For me, "Running a marathon" is more natural. It's not actually the marathon that's tiring - it's taking part in it.
    "Knackering" is new for me. For me "running" is a given.
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    Re: tiring?

    'Knackering' = 'tiring' – not 'running'.

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    Re: tiring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Knackering' = 'tiring' – not 'running'.
    I got that. My comment was about "running a marathon" and the marathon not being tiring.

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