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    Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    Hello,

    What's the difference between "I'm ok with sth" and "I'm ok about sth"? When do you use each of them?
    For example, what would you use for:

    -"I'm ok ... taking my lumps"
    -"I'm ok ... you"
    -"I'm ok ... this plan"

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    #2

    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    In American English, we normally use "with" in this informal idiom. Don't use this idiom in formal writing.
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    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    Same in BrE. I'm intrigued as to what lumps someone is taking in sentence 1!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    kasamb, please write OK or okay instead of ok, and something instead of sth.

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    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm intrigued as to what lumps someone is taking in sentence 1!
    What do you mean?

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    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    Quote Originally Posted by kasamb View Post
    What do you mean?
    Your first example sentence is "I'm OK with you taking my lumps". I have no idea what that means.
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    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your first example sentence is "I'm OK with you taking my lumps". I have no idea what that means.
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/take+lumps

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    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    OK, I have never heard that in my life. However, you seem to have misused it. It refers to someone accepting a punishment themselves, not someone else taking the punishment for them.

    "I'm OK with taking my lumps" would work, meaning "I'm happy to accept my punishment".
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    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    Maybe "taking one's lumps" is an American expression. It's quite common over here anyway. I agree that it would be odd to take someone else's lumps.
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    Re: Difference between "I'm ok about sth" and "I'm ok with sth"

    kasamb, I see that you asked the same question here.

    Please note our view on this practice:

    We recommend posting a question on one forum only initially. If you do not get a satisfactory answer from that forum and you feel that you have exhausted its possibilities, then of course trying a different forum might help. It is only courteous however, to tell the second forum that you have already asked the question on another forum and then give a precis of the answers you received there, along with an explanation of why you are now looking elsewhere.
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    (You will have noticed that you have received more and better answers on this forum.)

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