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    English is difficult

    "The man is difficult to deal with" is correct sentence, while "the man is difficult" is not.

    Regarding this, when I want to express "English is difficult to learn", can I just say "English is difficult"?

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    #2

    Re: English is difficult

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    "The man is difficult to deal with" is correct sentence, while "the man is difficult" is not.
    Actually it's rather common to describe a person as simply "difficult".

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    Regarding this, when I want to express "English is difficult to learn", can I just say "English is difficult"?
    Yes. It's common and natural to say that.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: English is difficult

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    "the man is difficult" is not.
    This would be correct in some contexts- there's nothing wrong here grammatically.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Apr-2017 at 16:26. Reason: Fixed quote box

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