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    Default surmount one's difficulty

    Hi,

    1. I surmounted my difficulty.

    2. I surmounted my difficulties.

    I know 2 is idiomatic. But is there any contest that makes 1 idiomatic?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: surmount one's difficulty

    You mean 'context', not 'contest'.

    If you only had one difficulty to surmount and you surmounted it, then #1 is fine.

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    Default Re: surmount one's difficulty

    Quote Originally Posted by taked4700 View Post
    Hi,

    1. I surmounted my difficulty.

    2. I surmounted my difficulties.

    I know 2 is idiomatic. But is there any contest that makes 1 idiomatic?

    Thanks in advance.
    I don't find "surmounted" very natural there . I would use "overcame".

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