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    • Join Date: Jan 2006
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    Question Is this structure correct?

    Hi
    I was hoping I could get some opinions!

    Would you say it is OK or grammatically accurate to re-write 'What's troubling you?' to - 'What trouble are you having?'

    any comments welcome

    smiles


    • Join Date: Sep 2005
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    #2

    Re: Is this structure correct?

    In a word, no.

    Both sentences are grammatically correct, but they have differing meanings.

    "what's troubling you?" means "what is worrying you?"
    "What trouble are you having?" means "what difficulty are you having?"

    smiles back

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