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    put up with

    Hello!
    Can I use "bare" instead of "put up with" in the following sentence.

    We don't "put up with" harassment at home. Can someone explain where should we use "put up with" with some examples.

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    Re: put up with

    "Bear" [note spelling] doesn't sound right in that sentence. "Tolerate" is the basic meaning of "put up with". "Bear" is most often used with "can't". For example, "I can't bear harassment or bullying." rather than "We don't bear harassment and bullying at our school." That is not natural. "We don't put up with/tolerate harassment or bullying" is much better.

    One difference is that "to bear something" it must happen to you. To "put up with or tolerate something", it could be happening to someone else.
    Also used with 'can't', but generally not with 'don't', is 'stand': "I can't stand bullying." Yes. "I don't stand bullying" No.

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    Re: put up with

    Can I use "we should n't bear"? Which one we regularly use between "should n't bear "or "should not tolerate"?

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    Re: put up with

    Quote Originally Posted by balakrish View Post
    Can I use "we shouldn't bear"? Which one we regularly use between "shouldn't bear "or "should not tolerate"?
    When writing a contraction there is no space between the first part of the contraction and the second.

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    Re: put up with

    Quote Originally Posted by balakrish View Post
    Can I use "we should n't bear"? Which one we regularly use between "should n't bear "or "should not tolerate"?
    Use "We should not tolerate" or "We shouldn't put up with."

    "Bear" isn't natural in that phrase.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: put up with

    Is it necessary to dredge up old posts just to reiterate what has already been said?

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    Re: put up with

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Is it necessary to dredge up old posts just to reiterate what has already been said?
    Nope. Didn't notice the date.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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