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    Default Can I rewrite this?

    Hello :)

    I'd like to ask about rewriting of the sentence using infinitives to one using clause.

    Some sentences like #1 can be changed the sentences using that-clause like #2.
    How about #3? Can I change #3 to #4? Do you use #4?

    #1 It is necessary for us to learn English.
    #2 It is necessary that we learn English.

    #3 It is difficult to explain what happened.
    #4 It is difficult that we explain what happened.

    Would you help me understand this?

    With regards
    Lina

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    We don't use #4.

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