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    questions facing Libyans

    Quoted from VOA News:
    "That will be among the many questions facing Libyans as they work on their political and economic future."
    My questions is :
    What if I change the sentence to "That will be among the many questions that Libyans are facing as they work on their political and economic future. Does it has the same meaning? What's the difference between "problem faces sb" and" sb faces the problem"?
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    Re: questions facing Libyans

    Does it have the same meaning?

    Yes it does.

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    Re: questions facing Libyans

    I agree there is no difference in this case, but you could assert a difference in the way you use the terms:
    "I don't think he will succeed. There are many problems facing him, but he refuses to face those problems."
    I can face you without you facing me; but in the Libyan situation, it's fair enough to say that the Libyans and the problems face each other mutually.

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