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    Comprehensive Difficulties and Comprehension Difficulties

    Would you tell me what's wrong with the use of Comprehensive Diffculties? Thank you.

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    Re: Comprehensive Difficulties and Comprehension Difficulties

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    Would you tell me what's wrong with the use of Comprehensive Diffculties? Thank you.
    'Comprehensive' means including/covering virtually everything.'Comprehensive difficulties' is therefore not a very likely collocation. In another thread, in which your 'comprehensive' was changed to 'comprhension', the reason was that your difficulties were in understanding - in comprehension.

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    Re: Comprehensive Difficulties and Comprehension Difficulties

    Thank you, 5jj. I made the mistake because I thought comprehensive was the adjective of comprehension.

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    Re: Comprehensive Difficulties and Comprehension Difficulties

    The adjective from "comprehension" is "comprehensible".

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    Re: Comprehensive Difficulties and Comprehension Difficulties

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The adjective from "comprehension" is "comprehensible".
    Yes, but this adjective still doesn't work here. "Comprehensible difficulties" are difficulties that can be understood, and not comprehension difficulties.

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    Re: Comprehensive Difficulties and Comprehension Difficulties

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    Yes, but this adjective still doesn't work here. "Comprehensible difficulties" are difficulties that can be understood, and not comprehension difficulties.

    No, I wasn't trying to suggest that "comprehensible" should have been used, but the OP thought that the adjective from "comprehension" was "comprehensive". I was simply correcting that assumption.

    The title should indeed be "Comprehension Difficulties".

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    Re: Comprehensive Difficulties and Comprehension Difficulties

    I see. The two words have different meaning.
    Thank you to you all.

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