Student or Learner
Hello, teachers. I have a question.
"It was hard for me to find my socks."
1) Is it okay for me to change the word "hard" to "difficult"? (Any meaning differences?)
2) Is it also possible to omit "for me" to change the sentence into "It was difficult to find my socks." ?
Thank you in advance!
1. You can. I wouldn't. For something simple like this, 'hard' is more colloquial.
2. You can make it ambiguous if you like. But why would you?
I'd say something like, "Sorry I'm late. I couldn't find my socks." You obviously did in the end, but in this context "I couldn't find them" means "I had trouble finding them."