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Bear With Me or Bare With Me?

The Internet is full of mistaken uses of homophones in expressions such as bear with me and bare with me. Bare with me doesn't mean what you might think it means! The verb bare means "to reveal" or "to uncover." The correct expression, “bear with me," means “be patient with me.”

yes The speaker asked the audience to bear with her while she searched for the correct graph.

no Sorry, until I find the graph you will have to bare with me.


How to Remember the Spelling of Bear With Me

Are you still stumped? Here's an easy way to differentiate bear from bare. You learned that bear as a verb means “to endure.” In its noun form, bear refers to a large furry animal. Combining these two definitions into a silly sentence will help you remember that the correct phrase is “bear with me,” not “bare with me.” A patient bear will always bear with you, but an impatient bear just might devour you!


Source by Shundalyn Allen, Grammarly blog



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