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    how do you say it?

    please, how do you say when something takes a lot of time and effort from someone?

    can I say that something is ''giving'' someone a lot of work?

    for example, can I say "my car is broken and fixing it is giving me a lot of work"?

    thanks.
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    Re: how do you say it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    please, how do you say when something takes a lot of time and effort from someone?

    can I say that something is ''giving'' someone a lot of work?

    for example, can I say "my car is broken and fixing it is giving me a lot of work"?
    I would say: "My car is broken and fixing it is keeping me busy.

    thanks.
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    Re: how do you say it?

    I think "to struggle" would be nice in JC's examples:

    Whether someone's found something hard to be done, I'd say that person is struggling to get that thing done. However, let's wait for a teacher's opinion.
    Last edited by Offroad; 03-May-2008 at 05:14.

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