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    Often, the hardest job for a writer is simply to get started. Some days it seems that there is nothing to write about and that we have nothing to say. But don't worry if this "writer's block" happens to you.

    The above comes from a textbook. It asks us from where to where this "writer's block" mean concretely? It is a kind of stupid question but if you had to answer correctely, how would you answer and would you give me the reason?

    Should I say from "Some", "it", "that" or "there" to "say?"
    I have to answer that to my students

    Thank you very much.

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    I don't understand your question.

    "Writer's block" doesn't refer to any particular sentence, and it doesn't have a concrete meaning. It's not like a road block, in that sense; it doesn't extend from one word to another, as a road block extends from one side of the road to another. It's just an inability to write.

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    Thanks BobK

    I thought in this passage this writer's block refers to bascically "(that) there is nothing to write about and that we have nothing to say" and I was wondering that "some day it seems" should be included into it. If you had to decide, how would you do?

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    Well, the 'some days it seems' suggests that writer's block is a temporary thing rather than a permanent physical disability, so I'd include that phrase if I had to make the choice.

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    Thanks I see, BobK, from "some" to "say" because it is temporary.

    I really appreciate that

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