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    fed up OF sth

    I have recently heard it from a native speaker, and it made me wonder was that his mistake, or is it an acceptable form? I have always been taught it's "to be fed up with".
    The whole sentence was something along this line: "you'll be getting fed up of my moaning"

    thanks in advance for any help or insight

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    Re: fed up OF sth

    Fed up "of" is not correct. So the person said something wrong.

    He could have said.....you will be "tired of" my moaning, but sentences using the phrase "fed up" always use "with" and then whatever the rest of the sentence is.


    Ex.

    This is a typical proper construction of an expression or sentence using the phrase "fed up."
    <beginning of sentence> + "fed up" + "with" + <end of sentence>

    Does that make sense?

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    Re: fed up OF sth

    I agree with AthenIvanIdx. "tired of" and "fed up with"
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    Re: fed up OF sth

    thanks.
    that's weird though. is it a common mistake? I mean,I'd expect a native to know his prepositions

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    Re: fed up OF sth

    In such cases I usually consult google. Googling the phrase "fed up of" gives me better than a million hits, so it's not exactly unknown. Here's an interesting discussion with people from the US disagreeing about the phrase: http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic21244.html, and there's a link to some lexical entry giving the phrase as an option.

    So I think you can say the phrase is colloquial but not generally accepted.

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    Re: fed up OF sth

    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    I mean,I'd expect a native to know his prepositions
    Maybe he is British:
    fed up
    Function:
    adjective
    Meaning:
    [more fed up; most fed up] informal : very tired of something : angry about something that has continued for a long time ▪ We've had one delay after another, and I'm starting to feel/get pretty fed up. —usually + with ▪ I'm fed up with all these delays. ▪ Consumers are fed up with rising gas prices. —sometimes + of in British English ▪ I'm fed up of all these delays.
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary (2009) http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/fed%20up

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    Re: fed up OF sth

    he is British.
    thank you!

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