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    lagoo is offline Member
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    His wife complained about a drink being very cold.

    1) His wife complained about a drink being very cold.
    2) His wife complained about a very cold drink.


    Is there any difference between 1) and 2)?

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    Re: His wife complained about a drink being very cold.

    Yes, there could be.
    Sentence #1 suggests that the drink shouldn't have been cold.
    Sentence #2 could mean that the complaint was about a drink which is normally cold.

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    Re: His wife complained about a drink being very cold.

    If the problem is that the drink is colder than it should be, I would say "His wife complained that​ the drink was too cold".
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