Cách dùng động từ "bother" tiếng anh

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Bên cạnh Hướng dẫn đề thi IELTS 21/11/2020 bài WRITING TASK 1 (map) về school library (kèm bài sửa cho HS đi thi), IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn Cách dùng động từ "bother" tiếng anh

I. "bother" vừa là ngoại động từ, vừa là nội động từ

II. Cách dùng

1. Buồn làm gì / Bận tâm làm việc gì đó

=to make the effort to do something


  • Bother mang nghĩa này vừa là ngoại động từ vừa là nội động từ 
  • Thường dùng trong câu phủ định hoặc nghi vấn (if you do not bother to do something, you do not do it, either because there seems to be no good reason or because it involves too much effort)
  • bother to do something / bother doing sth 
  • bother about
  • bother with
  • bother doing something
  • ..., so why bother ving....

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • It was such a stupid question, I didn’t even bother to reply.
  • Has anyone ever bothered to ask the students for their opinion?
  • Don’t bother about driving me home, I’ll walk.
  • don't bother to come , just call me up (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: không phiền anh phải đến, cứ gọi dây nói cho tôi là được)

  • Why bother with a car when you have such good public transport here?
  • He won’t come, so why bother inviting him?
  • He hasn't even bothered to write. 
  • Don't bother making the bed - I'll do it later. 
  • You'd have found it if you'd bothered looking/to look. 
  • You won't get any credit for doing it, so why bother?

can't be bothered

=If you can't be bothered doing/to do something, you are too lazy or tired to do it

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • I can't be bothered to iron my clothes. 
    • Most evenings I can't be bothered cooking.

    2. Mang nghĩa "làm phiền, quấy rầy"

    =to annoy someone by interrupting them when they are busy or want to be left alone

    IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

    • Bother mang nghĩa này là ngoại động từ 
    • bother sb with sth 
    • bother sb 

    IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • I called your office because I didn’t want to bother you at home. 
    • Are the children bothering you? 
    • I'm sorry to bother you, but could you help me lift this suitcase? 
    • I didn't want to bother her with work matters on her day off.
    • Doesn’t the noise bother you when you’re trying to sleep?

    3. Mang nghĩa "làm ai lo lắng, làm ai phiền lòng, quấy rối"

    =to make someone feel worried or upset / to frighten someone, for example by following them around or trying to talk to them

    IELTS TUTOR lưu ý:

    • Bother mang nghĩa này là ngoại động từ 
    • it bothers someone that/when

    IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • There was something about him that really bothered her. 
    • Does it bother you that people think you’re older than him?
    • If he keeps bothering you, you should call the police.
    • It bothers me that he doesn't seem to notice.

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