Grammar Patterns

N with n

The 'trouble' group

These nouns refer to problems.
He did not envisage many difficulties with local landowners because the tracks are in existence and the right of way is not new.
There have been no problems with the team.
In the case of difficulty and problems, the preposition with is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
She had difficulty with coming to terms with what her father had done to her.
Difficulty (the singular form) and trouble are usually used with the verb have.
'I was having trouble with my brakes and that allowed Mark to make up a lot of ground in those last three laps,' Bright said.
  • bother
  • difficulty
  • issue
  • problem
  • trouble
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