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mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Are they correct?
1. I'm fed up with your complaining.
2. I'm fed up with your complaint.
Are they different? Please help. Thanks much.
 
  • davidl243

    Senior Member
    English, Scotland
    HI mimi,

    The first sentence implies that one person keeps on complaining about something, or various things, and the other person is getting fed up listening to them.

    The second implies that one person has made only one specific complaint, and the other person is fed up with thinking about it - it is causing them stress...

    Does that make it any clearer? I am sure they are both grammatically correct, but the first is a continuous action, and the second is a one-off event. :)
     
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