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    Smile no matter + interrogative

    I try to combine the following sentences into one by using the pattern "No matter + interrogative." Is it acceptable?

    (1) Passing the Immigration Bill may be different.
    (2) However, the president is determined to achieve his goal.

    "No matter how difficult to pass the Immigration Bill, the president is determined to achieve his goal.

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    Re: no matter + interrogative

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    I try to combine the following sentences into one by using the pattern "No matter + interrogative." Is it acceptable?

    (1) Passing the Immigration Bill may be different.
    (2) However, the president is determined to achieve his goal.

    "No matter how difficult to pass the Immigration Bill, the president is determined to achieve his goal.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****
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    Ashiuhto,

    May I most respectfully suggest:

    No matter how difficult it will be/it may be to pass the immigration bill,

    the president is determined to achieve his goal.


    THANK YOU

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    Re: no matter + interrogative

    You have used different and difficult. Did you intent to do that? There will be a difference depending upon which one you intend.

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    Re: no matter + interrogative

    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    What about my version with the missing different inserted?;

    Passing the X bill is one thing but passing the immigration bill is another. It will definitely be different. But no matter how hard it is for the present to pass it, he is determined (or adamant) to make this happen.

    Sorry, it's been of three sentences.

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    Smile Re: no matter + interrogative

    Sorry, I made a mistake in spelling the word "difficult". The original sentences should be as following:

    (1) Passing the Immigration Bill may be difficult.
    (2) However, the president is determined to achieve his goal.

    No matter how difficult it will be / it may be to pass the Immigration Bill,
    the president is determined to achieve his goal.

    Is the above sentence acceptable?

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    Re: no matter + interrogative

    Quite correct.

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    Re: no matter + interrogative

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    What about my version with the missing different inserted?;

    Passing the X bill is one thing but passing the immigration bill is another. It will definitely be different. But no matter how hard it is for the present to pass it, he is determined (or adamant) to make this happen.

    Sorry, it's been of three sentences.
    But no matter how hard it is for the president to pass it, he is determined to make this happen.

    Note how important spelling can be!! As you wrote 'present' can still make sense but not what you intended. I would not use adamant as this is impossible in the sense that no matter how hard he tries if Congress and the Senate disagree he will lose.

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