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    Default word order and vocab.

    Hello,

    Could you tell me, please, if I can transform the sentences below in this way:

    1.
    original sentence:
    Initially he found it difficult to get his business going, but .....
    transformed:
    Initially he found it difficult to set his business going, but ...

    2.
    original:
    Lucy was in no way bothered by the loud music coming from her neighbour's house.
    transformed:
    Lucy was bothered in no way by the loud music coming from her .......


    Thanks

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    Default Re: word order and vocab.

    In the first, I wouldn't use 'set his business going', you could use 'set up', but that does change the meaning a little.

    The second is OK, though it sounds a bit strained to me. You could start 'In no way was Lucy bothered...', which shows off a bit with some inversion.

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    Default Re: word order and vocab.

    In my opinion, you can use the structure "to set something v-ing" but it means you start doing something. For example: "You're the one who set the ball rolling". Meanwhile "to get something v-ing" means you keep something working..

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