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    vpkannan is offline Member
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    tired of 'tire'

    Hi,

    1. I became/felt tired after a long walk.
    2. I tired after a long walk.

    3. You will soon get tired of her.
    4. You will soon tire of her.

    5. Don't tire him out with your frequent advice.
    6. Don't make him tired out with your frequent advice.

    Which of the above sentences are natural?

    Thanks.

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    Re: tired of 'tire'

    2 an 4 are incorrect.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: tired of 'tire'

    4 is OK in my opinion.
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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: tired of 'tire'

    I agree that 4 is OK, and I actually think that 2 is possible, but doesn't sound natural.

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    Re: tired of 'tire'

    As a native Tamil speaker and also an ESL speaker in India, 2 and 4 are totally unnatural for me, and I think I would never use them because I am not at all able to relate to these sentences in my mind.

    However, all other sentences are natural for me as they are same in my native language also.

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    Re: tired of 'tire'

    6 is unnatural to me.

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    Re: tired of 'tire'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    6 is unnatural to me.
    'Don't make him tired with your frequent advice', i.e., 'tired' instead of 'tired out'. Is it natural?

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    Re: tired of 'tire'

    "Don't tire him out with your frequent advice" works for me.

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