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Jen’s English Tip’s – Bear with me or Bear with us




Bear with me or Bear with us.

bear with me or bear with us is used as a polite way of asking someone to be patient while you do or finish something.


You can say ‘bear with me or bear with us‘ if you want someone to be patient and wait while you do something else.


Bear with me. I’m on the phone right now and I will be with you shortly.

If you could just bear with me for a moment I will find the address of my dentist to give you. I am sure I wrote it somewhere in my diary.

If you just bear with me for a few more minutes, we’ll have all the paperwork finished.

To bear with means to be patient with someone or something; to wait upon someone or something.


Please bear with me for a moment while I try to get this straightened out.

Can you bear with
us until we reach a decision?


To be patient with someone or something: The explanation I will give is complicated, so please bear with me.


Put up with, make allowance for, as in He’ll just have to bear with them until they decide.


It may also be used as an imperative, as in Bear with me-I’m getting to the point.


To be patient with someone or something: Just bear with me while I finish downloading this file.






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