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    stress out?

    Hey,

    I read a book and it says "Kids whose families don't celebrate Christmas are lucky because they don't have to stress out whenever they do something wrong at this time of year"

    I have a question about "stress out". Shouldn't it be " be stressed out" as kids are the people who get stress? I am confused. Thanks!

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    Re: stress out?

    Quote Originally Posted by katnoric32 View Post
    Hey, "Hey" is not a good way to address people. Don't use it!

    I read a book and it says "Kids whose families don't celebrate Christmas are lucky because they don't have to stress out whenever they do something wrong at this time of year"

    I have a question about "stress out". Shouldn't it be " be stressed out" as kids are the people who get stress? I am confused. Thanks!
    No, "stress out" is also okay. "stress out" is the action that causes them to be stressed out.

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    Re: stress out?

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian45 View Post
    No, "stress out" is also okay. "stress out" is the action that causes them to be stressed out.
    Thanks. But still confused. Could you explain a little bit in detail please?

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    Re: stress out?

    "Stressed out" is an informal expression meaning "feeling under a lot of pressure." You can use it as a verb, "stress out", meaning to feel under pressure or to cause someone to feel pressured and stressed. Examples:

    Don't stress yourself out, but you are close to failing this course.
    I don't want to stress you out, but you are close to failing this course.
    (Sparky Malarky, WR Forums)

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    Re: stress out?

    Thanks.

    Then, can I assume that it should be "stress (themselves = kids ) out" and themselves are omitted?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Sep-2014 at 17:44. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: stress out?

    Both versions are acceptable.

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