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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!
(Sparky Malarky, WR Forums)"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.
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.
Both versions are acceptable.