Retired English Teacher
Last edited by RonBee; 08-Sep-2007 at 20:29. Reason: correct a spelling mistake
Last edited by RonBee; 25-Jun-2007 at 00:25. Reason: correct a spelling mistake
I think RonBee is correct. ‘Put up with’ is commonly used to mean ‘tolerate’, ‘endure’ or ‘bear with patient’. It may be considered a phrasal verb by some but an idiom by other.
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.