suffer of or suffer from

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by gothicpartner, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. gothicpartner

    gothicpartner Senior Member

    Hi all

    I've always used "suffer from something" , but today, I heard someone say "if you're a suffer OF allergies...".
    The question is: Are there any difference between Suffer of and suffer from?.

    I've googled and also I've come across suffer of love, suffer of depression, suffer from anxiety, etc.

    Could you clarify this for me, please?

  2. kayokid

    kayokid Senior Member/Moderator

    English, USA
    Hello. I have never heard 'to suffer of.' In my opinion this is incorrect. You suffer from something/a disease.
    I suffer from hay fever and many other allergies. (Also: I have hay fever and other allergies.)

    She suffers from depression/severe anxiety.
  3. picopegajoso

    picopegajoso Senior Member

    Detroit area, U.S.
    English - U.S.

    I second everything in kayokid's post.

    However, you did hear correctly, basically. The speaker must have said sufferer (persona que sufre). For several reasons, it would be easy not to hear that last syllable.

    Hope that helps!
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  4. RicardoElAbogado Senior Member

    SF Bay Area, California
    American English
  5. Radrook Senior Member

    English American/Spanish Caribean
  6. gothicpartner

    gothicpartner Senior Member


    Yes, Thanks, he said if you're a sufferER of.... Now, that makes sense!

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