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wonder about whether they could have not only gerunds but also simple nouns. They may have a harder time grocery shopping or eating out. a hard time ~ing difficulty ~ing a tough time ~ing trouble ~ing I know this common phrase, but the above sentence makes me wonder about whether they could have not only gerunds but also simple nouns. Both of them is possible? Please help me!! Thanks!^ ^
1 февр. 2014 г., 19:41
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They may have a harder time / some difficulty/a tough time/trouble grocery shopping or eating out. a hard time ~ing difficulty ~ing a tough time ~ing trouble ~ing
1 февраля 2014 г.
It's not a gerund. It's a participle. Maybe that is the problem? They do look alike, but they function in completely different ways. You can't use a simple noun to replace this. It simply sounds wrong and broken.
1 февраля 2014 г.
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