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"bear with" versus "stay with"



 
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"bear with" versus "stay with" #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:00 pm   "bear with" versus "stay with"
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #60 "Cliches", question 9

I hope you will be patient and ......... with me a minute.

(a) stay
(b) hold
(c) bear
(d) maintain

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #60 "Cliches", answer 9

I hope you will be patient and bear with me a minute.

Correct answer: (c) bear

Your answer was: incorrect
I hope you will be patient and stay with me a minute.
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Dear teachers,

why "stay" is not correct?

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Bear #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:19 pm   Bear
 

Hi,

Bear with me means be patient with me and wait. Stay with me means remain with me, which is the wrong sense here.

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"bear with" versus "stay with" #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 03, 2012 14:54 pm   "bear with" versus "stay with"
 

OK, I agree partially with you although I don`t Understand much about English, so I apologize in advance. Could I say " I hope you will be patient and stay with me a minute" if I want that he remains with me a minute more? Sorry if I was inconvinient. Thank you and my best regards.
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