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People who make me feel bore/bored

People who make me bore/bored

In both of the sentences which word can go properly "bore" or "bored" ?

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These are not sentences - they're noun phrases. So they can be the subject of any semantically credible verb, as in "People who make me feel bored are undesirable". Or they can serve as the object of any credible construction, as in "I avoid people who make me feel bored". –  FumbleFingers Jul 6 at 15:24
    
"People who make me bore" would mean "People who make me be boring to other people", which isn't the meaning you want at all. –  David Richerby Jul 6 at 16:55
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There's the highly unusual reading where it means people who create you feel bored but that is unlikely to be the meaning you intend of the one that is understood –  jimsug Jul 7 at 14:29

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First of all, your first sentence is wrong because the noun "people" needs a verb in the plural. eg.People are always coming and going in that house. Secondly, "bored" is the correct answer, since you need an adjective here. ( "bore" is a noun", for example: "George is a real bore" And thirdly, this is not a complete sentence. ( it could be a good title , though!). You could say:

eg. People who make me feel bored don't have any place in my life.

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bore is also a verb. You could change this to be People who bore me don't have any place in my life. –  Eric Jul 6 at 16:18
    
You're absolutely right Eric! –  Vic Jul 6 at 19:54
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"Bore" also means "to make a hole in something", as in "I bored a hole through the log to use it as a pipe". –  Bob Jarvis Jul 6 at 20:02

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