don't bother yourself to come to the airport

min300

Senior Member
Iran ,( Persian)Farsi
Hi there,

I am editing this letter. Someone is traveling to stay with a friend for a while. This person doesn't want to disturb the friend to come to the airport to pick him up. He says:

1. Don't bother yourself to come to the airport to pick me up.

Do you think it sound correct or common?

What about replacing it with one of the followings:

2. I think it's better you not come to the airport to ...
3. I think it's better if you don't come to the airport to .....
or ...

I appreciate any replies.
 
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  • sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Good morning/afternoon,

    I don't think 1 is common. "Don't bother to come to the airport ..." (without "yourself") is common - but in your context it could sound abrupt.

    I don't like 2 and 3 because they don't suggest that the person doesn't want to disturb his/her friend; they sound like a warning not to come to the airport.

    I would say: "There's no need to pick me up at the airport" or "I can make my own way from the airport".
     
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