Angela’s ABCs – Words Easily Confused: to bear and to bare

Usually, we don’t have trouble with bear (the noun) which means the large furry animal, or bare (the adjective) which means naked or not covered or sometimes basic, as in the bare necessities of life. But the verbs to bear and to bare cause more problems, though it can be quite dangerous and risky to get them wrong, as you’ll see in the footnote below. To bare means to uncover (a part of the body or other thing) and expose it to view: He bared his chest to show off his six… Read More