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    Peace be with you. What is the difference between problematic and problem?

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    Re: Problematic Vs Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    Peace be with you. What is the difference between problematic and problem?
    One's an adjective and the other's a noun.
    That's one difference. What does the dictionary say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    One's an adjective and the other's a noun.
    That's one difference. What does the dictionary say?
    hii, I am asking about how to use them? Could you give some sentences including these two words? Thanks in advance

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    Re: Problematic Vs Problem

    NOT A TEACHER.

    "Problematic" can also be a noun. Unlike in, say, French (problématique) and German (Problematik), the use of "problematic" as a noun is rare in English.

    See The Grammarphobia Blog » Blog Archive » Isn.

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    Re: Problematic Vs Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    Peace be with you. What is the difference between problematic and problem?


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Ucef,


    (1) I was reminded of your post while reading my newspaper this

    morning.

    (2) Here is the headline from the business section of the Los Angeles

    Times, January 14, 2011:

    Plenty of 'Hornet' buzz; 'Dilemma' is problematic


    In plain English: A lot of people are talking about the new

    movie "The Green Hornet," but not so many people are

    talking about the new movie "The Dilemma."

    The article says that this weekend, maybe "Hornet" will

    sell $50 million dollars worth of tickets in the United States and

    Canada, but "Dilemma" may sell only $20 million. That's why

    the prospects (hopes) for "Dilemma" are problematic.

    NOTE: The hopes for "Dilemma" are problematic at this moment,

    but sometimes a movie suddenly becomes popular and makes a

    lot of money. The article says that the producers of "Dilemma"

    remember that another movie called "It's Complicated" started

    with $22 million in sales, but it eventually made $112 million!!!


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****
    Last edited by TheParser; 14-Jan-2011 at 15:10.

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