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    #1

    these tasks

    1-These tasks are far too difficult for him.
    2-All these tasks are far too difficult for him.


    Do these mean:
    a-Each of them is far too difficult for him.
    or:
    b-All of them together are far too difficult for him.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: these tasks

    I think 1 could be either. 2 is more likely to be a).

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    #3

    Re: these tasks

    There's no appreciable difference between them. I think you would have to be more specific if you meant that individual tasks are not that difficult but the combination of them is far too difficult for him.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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