Is it ok? 'What's the trouble/problem with you? -I have a cold.' Thanks
Feb 23, 2017 1:15 AM
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Hi Helen, "What's the trouble/problem with you?" is grammatically okay, although we don't usually say this. When we're showing concern, we're more likely to ask you: "Are you all right?" "What's the matter?" "Is everything okay?" "Is there something wrong?" Usually, if "...with you" is attached to the end, it comes across as very patronizing: "What's the matter with you?" can imply "Why is this even a problem? It shouldn't be!" "Is there something wrong with you?" can imply "Do you have a problem that shouldn't be there?" I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions.
February 23, 2017
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