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BARE in mind vs. BEAR in mind: Which one is correct?

Bare in mind vs. Bear in mind: Which one is correct?
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Is it bear in mind or is it bare in mind?

The correct expression is “to bear (something) in mind”. It simply means that you need to keep something in mind (= remember it). The expression ‘bear in mind’ makes use of the verb “to bear,” which has many meanings, such as “to hold,” “to carry,” “to keep” and is even used as a verb to describe the act of birth.
 

Bear in Mind
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Bear in mind: Sample Sentences

 

#Example 1: Please bear in mind that we don’t have that much time for dinner tonight.

 

#Example 2: I told the guests that they must bear in mind that the hotel restaurant will not be open until tomorrow. 

 

#Example 3: Bear in mind that Ben is only 5 years old. 

 

Synonyms for bear in mind

Instead of using the expression “to bear something in mind”, you could also use one of the following expressions to get your message across:

  • Keep in mind that…
  • (Please) Remember that…
  • (Please) Do not forget that…
  • Be aware that…
  • Take into account (that)

 

Examples:

Keep in mind that children younger than 4 years of age are not allowed on the playground.

Please remember that we will meet at 3 o’clock tomorrow instead of 2 o’clock.

Please do not forget that Conor has trouble remembering things. 

After all, you should be aware that not everybody likes to play Curling. 

We will take your long and rich experience into account when we make the final decision.

 

Other expressions that make use of the verb “to bear”

Bear witness to what happens in the court!
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I can bear witness to the fact that that the judge was rocking a red tie.

 

There are other neat expressions that make extensive use of the verb “to bear”:

  • Bear witness
  • Can’t bare the…
  • Bear with me

 

Examples:

I can bear witness to the fact that he has put great effort into reading all the interesting articles on Linguaholic.com.

I can’t bear the thought of losing you. 

I can’t bear so many trashy TV Series on Netflix.

This article is still under construction, so please bear with me.

 

Moreover, the verb to bear can also be used as a fancy and formal way to describe the act of birth:

Last year, she bore two children. 

Bore?

Yes, because bore is the past tense of bare. The -ed form of bear is borne.

 

I can’t bare the thought of completing this article…

…but it seems that everything important has been said. So let’s move on, shall we?