stand/bear/ tolerate

KaleNovice

Senior Member
Chinese
No teacher except him can ______ to be laughed at in front of so many students without losing temper.
A. stand B. put up with C. bear D. tolerate


Is the answer 'c'? Because in my opinion, it should be 'stand being laughed', 'put up with being laughed', 'tolerate+with?'

Am I right about this?
 
  • Jim2996

    Senior Member
    American English
    What type of test is this? Please tell us.

    Did you overlook a word? Is the ending "...without losing his temper."?

    It would be helpful if you gave longer reasons/explnations for your opinions. I know this can be hard, but please try.
     

    KaleNovice

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Just a list of questions that my friend sent me. Maybe from some kind of exercise book, I'm not sure. More than a hundred the likes of this question. All about grammar.

    Hmm I guess I'll try my best. In my opinion, "stand" should be followed by a gerund but not 'to', "put up with" is a standard phrasal verb but not "put up to", and the same goes for "tolerate"? Tolerate with someone or something?
     
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