Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 1,618
    #1

    different or difficult

    Without your help and advice, my life would be d__________.

    The given answer is difficult/different (either is OK).

    But I feel only difficult should be used here to express gratitude. Am I right?

    Many thanks.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,838
    #2

    Re: different or difficult

    They would both fit. Is this really a test question? They simply gave the first letter of a word and expected you to guess the correct answer, or at least the answer they had deemed correct? There are plenty of possibilities:

    Without your help and advice, my life would be disastrous.
    Without your help and advice, my life would be dreadful.
    Without your help and advice, my life would be disappointing.

    If you were simply given "difficult or different" as your choices, I agree with you that both are equally possible.

Similar Threads

  1. If it's not difficult
    By AlexAD in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-May-2012, 19:20
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Jan-2010, 16:45
  3. [Grammar] it is difficult (for us), we will find it /us difficult
    By uktous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Dec-2009, 00:53
  4. it is difficult to use
    By khikho200 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Jul-2007, 15:36
  5. difficult
    By cpcyys in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Mar-2006, 06:27

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •