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    #1

    trouble and difficulties

    1) I've been running into lots of difficulties/trouble.
    2) I've been coming up against lots of difficulties/trouble.
    3) I've been facing lots of difficulties/trouble.

    A) Are all these three verbs possible in this kind of context and do they mean the same?
    B) Are they also used with "a bad period"?
    C) Do you have any other expressions or phrasal verbs to suggest in this context?

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: trouble and difficulties

    I sometimes say "going through bad times" or simply "having trouble/difficulties/a bad time".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: trouble and difficulties

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    I sometimes say "going through bad times" or simply "having trouble/difficulties/a bad time".
    Thank you, and how about the other questions?

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    Re: trouble and difficulties

    Any help?

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    #5

    Re: trouble and difficulties

    A I could use 1 & 2.
    B I wouldn't- I'd use go through.
    C Yes- you can hit trouble, for instance.

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