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    #1

    shed the light first, please.

    would you help me understand this sentence, please?

    I've got a problem in / with something

    To me,
    We use 'in' to say that someone has a problem due to his lack of knowledge or experience, however, 'with' is used to show that a fault is existed in something else other than the speaker.

    Is that correct?

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: shed the light first, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by tareq10 View Post
    Would you help me understand this sentence, please?

    I've got a problem with something

    To me,
    We use 'in' to say that someone has a problem due to his lack of knowledge or experience, however, 'with' is used to show that a fault is existed in something else other than the speaker.

    Is that correct?

    "With" is correct. Only use "in" to describe a problem at a place you're naming:

    "Our company has a problem in Turkey, so I'm flying there tomorrow to solve it."

    Thanks!
    You're welcome!

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    #3

    Re: shed the light first, please.

    Wonderful explanation!

    Thanks a lot!

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