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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    It is difficult for him to study math.

    What do you think is the difference between the two? Just nuance difference? Or does 2 also make sense?

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    1. It is difficult for him to study math.
    2.It is difficult to study math for him.

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    #2

    Re: It is difficult for him to study math.

    2 is unnatural.

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    #3

    Re: It is difficult for him to study math.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What do you think is the difference between the two? Just nuance difference? Or does 2 also make sense?

    11)
    1. It is difficult for him to study math.
    2.It is difficult to study math for him.
    Math or Maths?

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    Re: It is difficult for him to study math.

    Math = Mathematics. I think 2 probably means "our studying math for him is difficult", which sounds awakard. That's why its quite different from 1.

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    #5

    Re: It is difficult for him to study math.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Math or Maths?
    In AmE, it is "math"; in BrE, it is "maths".

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    #6

    Re: It is difficult for him to study math.

    I would say "He finds Maths difficult."

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