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    Chemist find __ to detect and measure the amount of chlorine in any given water supply.
    A)are easy B)easily
    C)it easy D)how easily

    We know that C is the answer, but if asked for an explanation. How are we going to describe it from the grammatical point of view ?

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    Default Re: find it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Chemist find __ to detect and measure the amount of chlorine in any given water supply.
    A)are easy B)easily
    C)it easy D)how easily

    We know that C is the answer, but if asked for an explanation. How are we going to describe it from the grammatical point of view ?
    I would say that find it easy is an idiom that is shorthand for have an easy time doing or have no difficulty doing. (The word should be Chemists.)

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