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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #110613: Annoy or Bore
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    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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    1. This lecture is so ... Can't we go out?' ' No, we can't! You're not the only one to ... Look around you, everyone looks ! It's true that it's quite to have to stay' but I'm the following speaker to give a speech and I want students to be interested and look interested...
    So, remember! Even when it's , pretend you're not ! '
    2. 'Daddy, I'm so , Lucy said ... What can I do? ' 'Well, you could tidy up your room, girl! ' 'Humm! Not funny Dad, tidying up is so ...' ' Well, you're really ! Take this book, read chapter one and I'll drill you on it in an hour... ' 'Errr... I'm not so after all and have some homework to do.'
    3. 'Mom, Tom's me... Tell him to leave me alone...' 'Come on, be patient! You're easily , aren't you? If your little brother is you, it must be because he's a little and wants to play with you... and because he loves you very much ...'








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