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30 / 09 / 2004

TO BOTHER: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we are going to look at one meaning of the verb to bother. Meaning: it's used to indicate that something makes you feel worried or upset (irritated or angry). The subject of the sentence is the person or thing that bothers and the object of the sentence is the person that is bothered. Example 1 John's comments about the political situation really bothered me. I don't feel he was very respectful of my opinions. Example 2 The high temperatures in summer don't bother Catherine. However, the humidity bothers her a lot. You may remember that this meaning is similar to the meaning of mind. However, with mind Catherine is the subject and with bother Catherine is the object. Example 3 Catherine doesn't mind the high temperatures in summer, however the humidity bothers her a lot. Bother has other meanings, of course, which I encourage you to look up in your Dictionary. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin please feel free to contact me. Have a great day!

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