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    optimistic pessimist is offline Member
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    I found this book difficult to be read without a dictionary.

    Dear all,

    Is it fine to say, "I found this book difficult to be read without a dictionary" to mean "I found it difficult to read this book without a dictionary"?

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    Re: I found this book difficult to be read without a dictionary.

    No.

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    Re: I found this book difficult to be read without a dictionary.

    But you could say "I found this book difficult to be read without a dictionary" (in which case the 'read' would be pronounced /ri:d/, not /red/).

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