- For Teachers
1. I have difficulties speaking Spanish.
2. I have difficulties in speaking Spanish.
Are both of the above sound good?
What is the difference between 'difficulties in speaking' and 'difficulties speaking' ?
Probably the preposition 'in' is an overkill here.
I don't know.
Thanks RonBee again.
If you have a single problem, you would say I have a difficulty.
Let us say a computer is not working.
1.I have a difficulty repairing the broken computer.
2.I have a difficulty in repairing the broken computer.
Both of the above are fine. You have taught me.
Let us say 2 of your computers are not working.
3.I have difficulties repairing the broken computers.
4.I have difficulties in repairing the broken computers.
Are the 3rd and 4th sentences fine too?
I am not sure about the plural nature of the word difficulty.
I request someone to reply me.
3. I'm having difficulties repairing the broken computers".
Your original example was something that you habitually have difficulty with, so in that case, the present simple tense was right.