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    It annoys me to an end

    Hello.

    Today I've said something like "Oh, I agree with you. It annoys me to an end".
    Does it make any sense? I've no idea where I found this phrase, but as a result it was in my mind and I said it automatically.

    Thanks in advance.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #2

    Re: It annoys me to an end

    "It annoys me to no end" is the phrase. Your annoyance does not stop.

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    Re: It annoys me to an end

    Thank you. Can I say "It annoys me to the end"? Or it sounds strange?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: It annoys me to an end

    It sounds strange, since there is a set phrase.

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    #5

    Re: It annoys me to an end

    In BE the set phrase is 'It annoys me no end'.

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    #6

    Re: It annoys me to an end

    I have seen/heard it both ways.

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    #7

    Re: It annoys me to an end

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Thank you. Can I say "It annoys me to the end"? Or it sounds strange?
    This just makes me wonder to the end of what? It's clearly different from the normal phrase, so would be expected to have a different meaning.

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    #8

    Re: It annoys me to an end

    I'm surprised that AmE tolerates 'to no end' with this meaning. In Br E 'to no end' does have a meaning: fruitlessly.

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    Re: It annoys me to an end

    It can mean that in AmE also.

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