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Emma
Are these sentences equivalent ? I don't want to bother you ? I don't want to annoy you ? I don't want to disturb you ? I don't want to trouble you ?
Jun 15, 2015 8:42 AM
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They are similar,but you don't need a ? at the end.Also to annoy is maybe slightly stronger than the others to me. They are all similar to deranger.But annoy is more embeter.(sorry I have no accents on my keyboard)
June 15, 2015
yes, they're similar and all basically mean the same thing. A few slight differences though for a native speaker: 1. 'bother' lightest & most casual form, usually used for asking for something. 2. 'annoy' has negative connotations (as if you know the action might make them get angry) 3. 'disturb' same as 'interrupt' this usually implies they are doing something beforehand 4. 'trouble' another casual form, very similar to bother.
June 15, 2015
Emma
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English, French
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