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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #110613: Annoy or Bore
Annoy or Bore
1)To ANNOY (to irritate) = to get on somebody's nerves.
- He keeps speaking about himself... quite an annoying habit.
You must make a difference between the participles in –ing (active meaning) and in –ed ( passive meaning )
- Stop taking my things... it's really annoying and I won't bear it...
- I was so annoyed by what he said that I never want to see him again.
2) To BORE; to be/ feel/ get bored = (to get weary because of dullness or tiredness);
- There's really nothing to do here ... I'm getting bored.
You must also distinguish the participles boring (active meaning) and bored (passive meaning).
- The lecture was so boring that many people left before the end.
- When the students are bored, they become restless.
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