Grammar Bomb: FORBEAR vs FOREBEAR

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Grammar Bomb_2.002_Forbear vs Forebear

“His forebears had been

original settlers in the valley;

he could not forbear a laugh when

asked if he knew his way around.”

 

forbear {v} [THINK: refrain…from writing that middle e]
forebear {n} [THINK: ancestor…came beFORE]

 

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