to put up with sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

to put up with sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

This sentence contains the phrasal verb "to put up with something". Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Ireland

This sentence contains the phrasal verb "to put up with something". Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Ireland

Kelly .

Kelly house as she couldn't neighbours any .

Kelly to house as she couldn't up with neighbours any .

About the sentence

to put up with something

to put up with somebody/something = to tolerate somebody or something.

We might use this phrasal verb to say that someone or something is doing something annoying or frustrating, but we are willing to accept the situation. e.g. Jason is very difficult to work with, but we put up with him because he comes up with such original ideas.

If we use the phrasal verb negatively (e.g. I won't/can't put up with it), it means that we are not willing to tolerate a situation, or unable to. e.g. I've really tried, but I don't think I can put up with his rudeness much longer.


Notice the (very) important verb pattern here: to decide to do something

Any longer is an alternative to anymore.

Discussion questions:

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  • Is there something that you can't or won'trefuse to put up with?

  • Do you have a strict boss? What won't they put up with?

  • Have you ever had to end a relationship because you couldn't put up with something about the other person?

     

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