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    Asking about speaking

    I am good at grammar. I have difficulty at listening and speaking. I need someone help me with both of them. Can I find that one here?

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    Re: Asking about speaking

    Yes. Post your questions in this section: Pronunciation and Phonetics
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Asking about speaking

    Quote Originally Posted by mo71 View Post
    I am good at grammar. I have difficulty at listening and speaking.
    Is it grammatical to use 'at' after 'difficulty'?

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    Re: Asking about speaking

    Quote Originally Posted by mo71 View Post
    I am good at grammar. I have difficulty at listening and speaking. I need someone to help me with both of them. Can I find that someone here?
    See my corrections above.

    You can say "I have difficulty listening", "I have difficulty when listening" or "I have difficulty with listening" but you can't use "at".

    If you say "I need someone to help me", you need to follow it with "Can I find someone here?" If you had said "I need help with them", you can follow it with "Can I find that here?", where "that" represents "help" (noun).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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