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    #1

    which one is correct?

    Hi,


    Can you tell me which sentence is correct? And what does "difficulty shopping with" mean?


    Iíve a difficulty shopping with you.
    Iíve difficulty shopping with you.


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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,


    Can you tell me which sentence is correct? And what does "difficulty shopping with" mean?


    Iíve a difficulty shopping with you.
    Iíve difficulty shopping with you.


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    As the speaker it might sound like use of a contraction but as the writer it is not a proper use of the contraction.

    With regard to the meaning, I would infer that you do not enjoy shopping with me.

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    #3

    Re: which one is correct?

    Hi Bill,


    I asked some of my friends about this question, the said the sentence with an "A" sounds strange, do you also mean it?

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    Re: which one is correct?

    'I've a difficulty shopping with you' sounds strange to me, too.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Nov-2010 at 12:53.

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    #5

    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi Bill,


    I asked some of my friends about this question, the said the sentence with an "A" sounds strange, do you also mean it?

    Yours
    Yes, I would not use "a".

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    #6

    Re: which one is correct?

    What about

    Shopping with you, I've found difficult.

    Does this work?

    Thanks

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    #7

    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    What about

    Shopping with you, I've found difficult.

    Does this work?
    That would actually be less clear, I think. "I don't like shopping with you" would be easier to understand and say that any of the previous sentences.


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