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    #1

    Usage of progressive tense

    Hi All,
    Greetings!!!

    Can anyone please clear my doubt which i am having in the following sentence.

    "I had trouble finding somewhere to park"

    In the above sentence, after the term trouble "finding" is used.

    My doubts are 1) can I use "in finding" instead of "finding" - 2) is my sentence correct? 3) Is "in" implicit in the above sentence?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Damodaran J

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    Re: Usage of progressive tense

    The "in" is stiff to the point of being incorrect. It is definitely unnecessary.

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    Re: Usage of progressive tense

    Thank you for your reply.

    Can you please explain it with appropriate grammar or any usage rules?

    Regards,
    Damodaran J

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