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Which is the correct sentence?
I am bored with covid threads
 38%  [ 26 ]
I am bored of covid threads
 61%  [ 41 ]
Total Votes : 67


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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 6:24 pm
What are common mistakes people make but they’re wrong? Answer to poll is “I am bored
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with
doing the same chores every day”.
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 6:31 pm
I'm bored BY covid threads.
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 6:37 pm
zaq wrote:
I'm bored BY covid threads.

Both are acceptable.
I must admit that I usually do say “bored of”. So thanks for making me aware!
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 6:50 pm
“Should I say I’m bored with it” or I’m bored of it?”

Many adjectives and verbs can be followed by a preposition, and choosing the right one isn’t always easy. There are many cases where the appropriate preposition is fixed, and we show these in the Macmillan Dictionary. For example, you can be angry with someone or angry about something. But language changes over time, and we sometimes find that people are using a different preposition to express the same idea.

Take the case of ‘bored’. Let’s imagine that you want to say you’ve seen enough football on TV. So you might say “I am bored with watching football”. However, in recent years it’s become increasingly common to hear people saying “I am bored of watching football”.

So which is right: bored with, or bored of? Well, many people still regard “bored of” as incorrect, but really it’s a generational thing. What our evidence shows is that bored with and bored of are now used with almost equal frequency, but that among younger people “bored of” is more common. Both are acceptable, but it’s good to be aware that not everyone will accept “bored of” - at least, not yet.

If you’re uncertain about trends like this, you’ll find plenty of useful advice in the Macmillan Dictionary.

https://www.macmillandictionar.....4.pdf
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 7:19 pm
Mothers wrote:
“Should I say I’m bored with it” or I’m bored of it?”

Many adjectives and verbs can be followed by a preposition, and choosing the right one isn’t always easy. There are many cases where the appropriate preposition is fixed, and we show these in the Macmillan Dictionary. For example, you can be angry with someone or angry about something. But language changes over time, and we sometimes find that people are using a different preposition to express the same idea.

Take the case of ‘bored’. Let’s imagine that you want to say you’ve seen enough football on TV. So you might say “I am bored with watching football”. However, in recent years it’s become increasingly common to hear people saying “I am bored of watching football”.

So which is right: bored with, or bored of? Well, many people still regard “bored of” as incorrect, but really it’s a generational thing. What our evidence shows is that bored with and bored of are now used with almost equal frequency, but that among younger people “bored of” is more common. Both are acceptable, but it’s good to be aware that not everyone will accept “bored of” - at least, not yet.

If you’re uncertain about trends like this, you’ll find plenty of useful advice in the Macmillan Dictionary.

https://www.macmillandictionar.....4.pdf

I accept bored of, Zaq doesn’t Laugh . She made me aware. Thought it would be interesting to make a poll about it.
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 7:35 pm
Who cares? As long as no one is board. Wink
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 7:43 pm
yo'ma wrote:
Who cares? As long as no one is board. Wink

Oh you bet. This makes me want to bang my head into a board, Banging head
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amother




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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 9:02 pm
And my last name is Boord, so I can be Boord with, Boord of, or Boord anything else.
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 9:07 pm
Bored, bored, veez dain yid, yid you veez dain bored...

Lol somehow this reminded me of this song, with that Yiddish song thread going on... LOL
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amother




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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 9:11 pm
I am a big fan of Covid threads, and I resent the subliminal messaging in your poll Surprised
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andrea levy




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 9:24 pm
I have an English degree. Was that cheating lol?
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silverlining3




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 9:28 pm
You grammar nerds!!!
But I'll accept you the way you are 😜
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 10:00 pm
Without us grammar nerds, you’d have people advising you about boots that resist warm water, would worry about pandas shooting you after eating your food, and your children throwing you from a train.
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SuperWify




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 10:01 pm
Who cares? I’m sick of them!!!! 😷
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iyar




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 10:03 pm
yo'ma wrote:
Who cares? As long as no one is board. Wink


Turning into a board is what happens to the people who loose weight.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 10:12 pm
realsilver wrote:
Bored, bored, veez dain yid, yid you veez dain bored...

Lol somehow this reminded me of this song, with that Yiddish song thread going on... LOL

Lustee oop mon bored luz eech oop don bored. Anyone?
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 10:12 pm
SuperWify wrote:
Who cares? I’m sick of them!!!! 😷

Block em!
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 10:13 pm
zaq wrote:
Without us grammar nerds, you’d have people advising you about boots that resist warm water, would worry about pandas shooting you after eating your food, and your children throwing you from a train.

Riddle: how many mistakes here?
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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 10:14 pm
andrea levy wrote:
I have an English degree. Was that cheating lol?

So do you say bored by or bored with?
It wasn’t cheating, but you can’t get extra credit!
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amother




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Post  Wed, Oct 14 2020, 10:15 pm
Bored?!
I’m going crazy!
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