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    #1

    difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts

    Hello all users!

    The whole text goes something like that:

    The repair could not be brought to a close because of the following factors:
    - difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts on time.

    By using "difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts", I mean "he has found it difficult to deliver spare parts" or "it has been difficult for him to deliver spare parts".

    Do you find "difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts" acceptable?

    I have used present perfect tense because the situation still applies to present.

    Thank you.

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    Re: difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello all users!

    The whole text goes something like that:

    The repair could not be brought to a close because of the following factors:
    - difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts on time.

    By using "difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts", I mean "he has found it difficult to deliver spare parts" or "it has been difficult for him to deliver spare parts".

    Do you find "difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts" acceptable?

    I have used present perfect tense because the situation still applies to present.

    Thank you.
    What do you think the difference is between "he has found it difficult to deliver spare parts" and "it has been difficult for him to deliver spare parts"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts

    In my opinion, there is no difference between "he has found it difficult to deliver spare parts" and "it has been difficult for him to deliver spare parts" but I may be wrong. What I would like to know is whether "difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts on time" is properly constructed and used.

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    Re: difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    In my opinion, there is no difference between "he has found it difficult to deliver spare parts" and "it has been difficult for him to deliver spare parts" but I may be wrong. What I would like to know is whether "difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts on time" is properly constructed and used.
    Yes, it is properly constructed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts

    Is there any diffference between "he has found it difficult to deliver spare parts" and "it has been difficult for him to deliver spare parts"? I am asking as a non-native speaker of English.

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    Re: difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Is there any diffference between "he has found it difficult to deliver spare parts" and "it has been difficult for him to deliver spare parts"? I am asking as a non-native speaker of English.
    The only possible difference is that the first could mean "He has found it difficult to arrange delivery of spare parts" (ie he has not been able to find someone else who can deliver the spare parts.) However, my immediate reaction is that there is no difference at all between them.

    Note that there is no need to emphasise that you are not a native speaker. That is clear from your member profile.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: difficulties he has had (in) delivering spare parts

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note that there is no need to emphasise that you are not a native speaker. That is clear from your member profile.
    Note to other members. We ask you to state that you are not a teacher (if you aren't) when you respond to a question. This is because people naturally assume that, in a forum called 'Ask a Teacher', the people responding are all teachers. We know, from happy experience, that some non-teachers give very sound answers, but we don't want to give members a wrong impression.

    Those of us who respond do often check the profile of people who ask questions. A knowledge of what your native language is may enable us to give a more helpful response. This is why we chase up people who clearly do not tell the truth about their native language. However, we don't ask you to state this with your question.

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