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Autor:  Thomas
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  11/SET/2013 9:35 AM
Assunto:  bother
Mensagem:  Maybe we are not understanding the meaning of ¨to bother¨. 

It means ¨to go through the process of, do-make something requiring extra effort, etc.¨  It does NOT mean ¨"to worry about".

Would you like some coffee?
Please don´t bother.  (No, thank you.  Do not make coffee.)

He left without bothering to say goodbye.  (He left without taking the time to say goodbye.)

I can explain!
Don´t bother!  (I do not want to hear your excuses!)

It´s no bother. = It is no trouble.  I do not mind.  It is not a problem for me.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
bother  –  Thomaz B.  09/SET/2013, 7:11 AM
bother  –  PPAULO  09/SET/2013, 2:19 PM
 bother  –  Thomas  11/SET/2013, 9:35 AM
bother  –  PPAULO  11/SET/2013, 6:14 PM
bother  –  Thomaz B.  11/SET/2013, 7:26 PM
bother  –  PPAULO  12/SET/2013, 1:36 AM

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