The difference between“naked“y“Very“
“Naked“y“very“they are easy to confuse. The confusion arises because, knowing that a“very“is a large mammal (for example, a brown bear), writers feel uncomfortable using“very“in its other meanings. In fact,“very“It is a very versatile word.“Bare“it is much less versatile. It means empty or exposed (for example, without clothes). Here are some common expressions with“very“:
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- Bear with me
- Bear fruit
- Bear in mind
- Bear the cost
- Bear the pain
- Bear the brunt
- Bear the burden
- Bear the consequences
- Bear the thought
- Bear the weight
- Bear the name
- “Bare“means empty or exposed (e.g., without clothes).
- For everything else, use“bear.“
Note: The term“bear fruit“usa“but“no“naked“. (This term is often misspelled as“bear fruit“).
The adjective“naked“means uncovered, naked, exposed (ie without covering, clothing, or covering), or empty.
Example sentences with“naked“:
- Don’t go out in bare feet. You’ll catch a cold. ✔️
- Was the protestor totally bare when he ran in the meeting room? ✔️
- You need to cover those pipes. Bare pipes will freeze this winter. ✔️
- We haven’t done our grocery shopping this week, and I’m afraid the cupboards are bare. ✔️
- Peter ploughed those fields with his bear hands? ❌
(This should be“bare hands.“)
The word“very“has four main meanings:
(1) To carry (in many senses of the word).
- We come bearing gifts for your chief. ✔️
- Our camels do not mate regularly, but we are expecting Tsu Tsu to bear her first baby next season. ✔️
- This small tree bears hundreds of apples every year. ✔️
- Who will bear the responsibility for this vandalism? ✔️
- My auntie is the tall lady bearing the green hat. ✔️
(Bear means“to wear“as opposed“to carry“in this example.)
- He bears himself with utmost dignity. ✔️
(Bear can mean“to carry“in an even looser sense.)
- You bear a resemblance to your mother. ✔️
- Does this document bear your signature? ✔️
- I bear bad news, I’m afraid. ✔️
(2) To endure or to tolerate.
- Mrs Taylor cannot bear the constant drone of the generator.
- I have learnt to bear the cold.
- It is very easy to endure the difficulties of one’s enemies. It is the successes of one’s friends that are hard to bear. (Playwright Oscar Wilde)
(3) To maintain a direction.
- Bear left at the next two Y junctions.
- This track bears north for the next 10 miles and then bears east as far as the lake.
(4) A large mammal.
Bore, Borne, and Born
The past tense of“to bear“It’s boring. For example:
- They bore gifts for the chief. ✔️
- You bore a remarkable resemblance to your mother when you were younger. ✔️
Se lleva el participio pasado pasivo de“to bear“. For example:
- The burden borne by the managerial team was simply too heavy. ✔️
However, when speaking of birth, the alternative participle is used“born“(as an adjective or in a passive sentence). For example:
- I was London-born. ✔️
(Here,“born“is part of an adjective.)
- She was born in New York. ✔️
(This is“born“in a passive sentence.)
- The child was borne to a witch. ❌
(This should be“born.“)
Note: The word before“born“is usually the verb to be (for example,“es“,“it was“,“were“,“state“).