tired of X tired from

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Once, I read somewhere that there is a difference between "tired of" X "tired from", but I can´t find this in any dictionary or grammar. Can anyohe help me? (And please, indicate the source, where I can find this)

e.g:
a. Anna is tired of doing her homework. [She no longer wants to do her homework. She is bored of doing homework.]

b. Anna is tired from doing her homework. [She feels physically exhausted from doing her homework.]
 

henry

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Andréa said:
Once, I read somewhere that there is a difference between "tired of" X "tired from", but I can´t find this in any dictionary or grammar. Can anyohe help me? (And please, indicate the source, where I can find this)

e.g:
a. Anna is tired of doing her homework. [She no longer wants to do her homework. She is bored of doing homework.]

b. Anna is tired from doing her homework. [She feels physically exhausted from doing her homework.]

Look at the definition, especially the underlined ones;

Main Entry: 1tire
Pronunciation: 'tIr
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): tired; tir·ing

intransitive senses : to become weary

transitive senses
1 : to exhaust or greatly decrease the physical strength of : FATIGUE
2 : to wear out the patience of : BORE

Hope that helps. :D
 

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Andréa said:
Once, I read somewhere that there is a difference between "tired of" X "tired from", but I can´t find this in any dictionary or grammar. Can anyohe help me? (And please, indicate the source, where I can find this)

e.g:
a. Anna is tired of doing her homework. [She no longer wants to do her homework. She is bored of doing homework.]

b. Anna is tired from doing her homework. [She feels physically exhausted from doing her homework.]

Yes, there is a difference and your examples and explanations are correct. "To tire of" is to become bored with. "To tire from" is to be exhausted by.
 
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