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    #1

    Can we say some people are difficult?

    Dear teachers,

    I need your help because I am learning English.
    I am writing a diary for what has happened a few weeks ago,
    but I don't know if there are any mistakes in my diary:

    I paid a few days visit to a charitable organization month.
    I was staying with a group of difficult young girls in their twenties.
    I was a team leader and I was asked to lead these girls to complete a difficult task in a few days.
    Before we started doing the task, we gathered to have a brief meeting and discussion. At first I tried to listen to their points of view concerning the problems in the task. I noted down what made them think differently, and what made them come into coincidence. Mary and Sally always got their opinions in common which made me think if they were twins. But, Jan, Carol, and Christina liked to argue the toss on when to pay for the installation of new computers. I was very tired at the end of the meeting.


    I want to improve my English.
    Please comment and help correct my mistakes in the diary, teachers.

    And I have a question related to the word "Difficult"

    Can we say some people are difficult, teachers?
    Does Difficult have the same meaning as Stubborn when we use it
    to describe someone's behaviour?

    Thank you.

    Kitty

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    #2

    Re: Can we say some people are difficult?

    A learner

    I've done what I could

    I paid a-few-days visit to a charitable organization last month.
    I stood with a group of demanding young girls in their twenties.
    I was a team leader and we had to complete a difficult task in a few days.
    Before we start working, we had a briefing. At first I tried to listen to their points of view concerning the problems related to the task. I noted what made them thinking differently, and what made them come into coincidence. Mary and Sally always got their opinions in common which made me wonder if they were twins. But, Jan, Carol, and Christina liked to argue the toss on whether to pay for the installation of several new computers or not that I got very tired at the end of the meeting.

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    #3

    Re: Can we say some people are difficult?

    -Not a teacher-

    Difficult, when describing a person, means: hard to deal with, please or satisfy.

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