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    prepositions

    Can we use I have difficulty sleeping without a preposition and Difficulty in sleeping ( is it possible to use of instead of in)?
    Can we use difficulty with anything? In other words, with what exactly can we have difficulty? For example, with money, with friends, with English?

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    Re: prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by svetik View Post
    Can we use I have difficulty sleeping without a preposition and Difficulty in sleeping ( is it possible to use of instead of in)?
    Can we use difficulty with anything? In other words, with what exactly can we have difficulty? For example, with money, with friends, with English?
    ***NOT A TEACHER***svetik, good morning. According to Mr. Michael Swan's Practical English Usage(1) difficulty WITH something (difficulty with my travel arrangements). (2) difficulty (IN -- optional) in doing something: You won't have much difficulty (in) getting to know the people in.... Thank you.

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    Re: prepositions

    not a teacher

    Yes, you can say : I have difficulty (doing something) sleeping.

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    Re: prepositions

    Also:

    The difficulty of the task excited me

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