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Informal InterruptionsPlay
Use 'bother' when referring to minor and informal interruptions or disturbances. SlideSorry to bother you, but can you help me?
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Politeness StrategyPlay
'I hope I don't bother you' is often used to appear polite before asking for help or information. SlideI hope I'm not bothering you, but could you tell me the time?
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Emotional NuancePlay
'Bother' can carry a feeling of concern or consideration for someone else's comfort. SlideDon't bother him while he's studying for his exams.