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became bored up vs. got bored #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:38 am   became bored up vs. got bored
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #88 "Common English Errors (4)", question 10

I ......... with the book quickly.

(a) fed up
(b) bored
(c) got bored
(d) became bored up

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #88 "Common English Errors (4)", answer 10

I got bored with the book quickly.

Correct answer: (c) got bored
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can it be option d?

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Got bored #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 06, 2007 17:17 pm   Got bored
 

Hi Zea,
No, option (d) is not correct because when we are talking about the word 'bored,' a person is/gets bored with something, someone or something they are doing. On the other hand, if someone or something is exciting/interesting/boring, a person may feel excited/interested/bored.
However, 'bored up' is not used and it's not a phrasal verb.
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became bored up vs. got bored #3 (permalink) Wed Mar 07, 2007 18:17 pm   became bored up vs. got bored
 

when you said that "bored up" is not used, did you mean that "to become bored up" makes no sense? If not then could you tell me the meaning of it (An example would be welcome)
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Bored #4 (permalink) Wed Mar 07, 2007 18:47 pm   Bored
 

Hi Lost Soul,
Both 'became bored up' and 'bored up' make no sense and they aren't used in everyday English at all. As I mentioned before, get/be bored is the proper way to say that you're bored with something.
For example, "I got bored with lying on the beach all day." OR "I am bored because I have nothing to do right now."
I hope this helps.
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became bored up vs. got bored #5 (permalink) Tue Mar 31, 2009 22:27 pm   became bored up vs. got bored
 

I know that ( fed up with ) is an expression and its meaning is to get bored of something
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became bored up vs. got bored #6 (permalink) Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:28 am   became bored up vs. got bored
 

Hi, Sasooo,
if I have understood well, there is an expession "be fed up with".
""Oh, I'm fed up with the broomsticks," said Nanny."
"It was just that she was fed up with books of etiquette and lineage…" (Terry Pratchett)
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became bored up vs. got bored #7 (permalink) Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:41 am   became bored up vs. got bored
 

Hi vermillion , ya I think that and I hope teachers to correct for us
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became bored up vs. got bored #8 (permalink) Thu Jul 02, 2009 21:46 pm   became bored up vs. got bored
 

Hello Vermilion and Sasooo,
Yes, you are correct. I am fed up with (something) is the correct way to use that expression. However, I am bored "up" is not proper usage. I am (bored with) is the proper way to use bored in this case.
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became bored up vs. got bored #9 (permalink) Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:46 am   became bored up vs. got bored
 

So please, why we didn't use ( fed up with ) if it has the same meaning ( get bored with ).
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became bored up vs. got bored #10 (permalink) Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:17 pm   became bored up vs. got bored
 

Because you need a verb Lololo!

Look at the pronoun 'I' and its relationship with the verb.

With 'I' you need 'am fed up with' but 'am' is not an option in the test.
With 'I' you need 'got bored with' - 'got' is an option.
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became bored up vs. got bored #11 (permalink) Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:23 pm   became bored up vs. got bored
 

Oh yea, you'r right. I didn't pay attention for that.. Thank you very much.
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