BARE/BEAR: There are actually three words here. The simple one is the big growly creature (unless you prefer the Winnie-the-Pooh type). Hardly anyone past the age of ten gets that one wrong. The problem is the other two. “Bare with me” would be an invitation to undress. “Bare” has an adjectival form: “The pioneers stripped the forest bare.” Return to list of errors.
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- Bare means naked, but to bear is to carry something. A bear is also a brown furry animal, but most people keep that one straight. To bare is to uncover, either by removing clothes or revealing something.
- Bear and bare are homophones—words that sound alike but have different meanings. bear-v. 1. To carry something. 2. To be equipped with something.
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The difference between bare and bear (grammar lesson)
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 also mean to carry in an even looser sense (i.e., to have) You bear a resemblance to your mother. Does this document bear your signature? I bear bad news, I'm afraid. Bare The adjective bare means uncovered, naked or exposed (i.e., without cover, clothing or cladding). Examples: 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. Peter ploughed those fields with his bear hands? (should be bare hands)