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It's "bored WITH" not "bored OF" isn't it? Or is it either?

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ShinyHappyPurpleSeveredHeads Sat 18-Oct-08 11:48:09

..or "fed up of/with", "tired of/with".. etc ..because the "of" option (if it is one) makes me feel really quite unreasonably irritated. But if it's right/ok then I will have a word with myself.

(I am having an unreasonably irritated sort of day.)

NoNickname Sat 18-Oct-08 11:53:51

With. But I sometimes say "bored of" and have to chastise myself.

bloss Sat 18-Oct-08 12:26:57

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mabanana Sat 18-Oct-08 12:30:24

With is correct, but I also sometimes say 'of' because it's so widely used. It's still wrong though.

ShinyHappyPurpleSeveredHeads Sat 18-Oct-08 12:31:58

Oooh don't say it then.. it sounds eeeeggggaaarrrgggghhhhhhhhh! grin And narky people like me want to break things!

singersgirl Sat 18-Oct-08 12:40:31

'With' is correct and I remember my mother correcting me on this when I was about 10. However, 'bored of' does seem to be normal usage now. I don't say it, but the children do.

AllFallDown Mon 20-Oct-08 15:58:53

Bored with and Bored by are correct. Bored of is not.

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