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    #1

    How do you native speakers understand this sentence?

    "I bear a bear." Is the bear on your back or going out from your stomach? Just wondering... :).

    // Or should I say "coming out" if "going out" refers to a date? I mean when you go out with someone it often means dating or am I wrong?

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    #2

    Re: How do you native speakers understand this sentence?

    Please ask unrelated questions in different threads.

    I have no idea what the first sentence means. Where did you read it? What was the context ?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How do you native speakers understand this sentence?

    A female bear can "bear a bear" (give birth), but that would be a bit trite to say.

    I suppose one could bear a bear (carry one), but, except for a cub, in most cases, that would be impossible.

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    #4

    Re: How do you native speakers understand this sentence?

    randomxxx, please note that a better title would have been Bear a bear.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


    Did you write the sentence yourself? If not please tell us where you found it.

    Is it about a bear giving birth? If so, the cub wouldn't be coming out of the mother's stomach (and yes — it would be 'coming out', not 'going out').

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    #5

    Re: How do you native speakers understand this sentence?

    You are "going out" on a date.

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