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    Hello,

    Does "burning" colocate with "problem"
    for the meaning of pressing problem ?

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    Hello,

    Does "burning" colocate with "problem"
    for the meaning of pressing problem ?

    Cheers,
    I haven't heard of 'a burning problem', 'a burning question' is possible.

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    Default Re: collocation

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi Jaskin,

    I have heard only for “an acute problem”, “a difficult problem”, “a major problem”, “a pressing problem”, “a serious problem”, an insoluble problem”, “an insurmountable problem”, “a complicated problem”, “an involved problem”, “ a knotty problem”, “a thorny problem”, “a delicate problem”, a ticklish problem”,”a minor problem”, “a petty problem”, ”an emotional problem”, “a physical problem”, “a psychological problem”, “a social problem”, “a perennial problem”,:an one-banana problem”, “a banana problem”, “a basic problem”, “a continuous problem”, “a core problem”, “ an economic problem”, “a financial problem”, “a fiscal problem”, “a routine problem”.

    I have heard also the expression “burning issue” where “burning” = exigent, desperately, pressing, urgent, badly.

    On the second hand “issue” = affair, matter, point, problem, question, topic, subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I haven't heard of 'a burning problem', 'a burning question' is possible.
    It is a common problem when you are trying to burn a CD or a DVD.

    "Now itīs burning problem. Everytime I wanna burn my song to a cd is says on the display "burning error" and is stops burn."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    It is a common problem when you are trying to burn a CD or a DVD.

    "Now itīs burning problem. Everytime I wanna burn my song to a cd it says on the display "burning error" and is stops burn."

    Thanks for the information.

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