the N be that
the N with n be thatThe noun is preceded by the and followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of with and a noun group or '-ing' clause. This is followed by a form of the verb be and a that-clause. The noun is used in the singular, or in the plural preceded by one of the.
|the||Noun||with||noun group/-ing clause||be||that-clause|
|The||difficulty||with||this approach||is||that the world is not a small place.|
|The||problem||with||verifying these stories||is||that there is very little evidence.|
The same nouns are also used in the pattern pron be the N with n. In this pattern the Subject is a pronoun, usually this or that, and the whole pattern is usually followed by an explanatory clause.
Nouns are used with this pattern to focus on an aspect of something, or an issue relating to something, that you are about to mention or have just mentioned. Most of these nouns refer to an undesirable aspect of something.
danger difficulty drawback issue problem snag trouble
The danger with continually treating British Art as a law unto itself is that you end up marginalising it.
A big issue with biofuels at the moment is that they are still subject to fuel duty.
One of the problems with this arrangement was that he was never able to be with his friends.
The trouble with TV these days is that there are not enough good comedy shows, things like Dad's Army and Fawlty Towers.
The noun difference also has this pattern.
The difference with our lemons is that they are at least a year old when they are harvested.
|pronoun||be||the||Noun||with||noun group/-ing clause|
|That||'s||the||trouble||with||living in a fantasy world.|
That's the problem with Akashi. He always thinks they might be rational politicians who genuinely want to reach a deal.
What's the difference with this vaccine?