Student or Learner
It is difficult to speak English fluetly as a second langage.
-->I know this is proper.
It is difficult that we speak English fluently as a second language.
--> But, this is not proper.
I'm wondering if there is any logic that I should understand.
1. It is difficult for us to speak English fluently as a second language.
2. It is difficult that we speak English fluently as a second language.
Question 1) What is the difference in meaning between two sentences?
Question 2) Sentence no. 1 is grammatically correct when it is semantically wrong?
How could anything semantically wrong be grammatically correct?
I think something semantically wrong should be grammatically wrong.
I just want to know that there is any logic behind them.
I'm non-native and my native language is totally different from English.
So I want to know there is something that I missed.
Thank you for your replies, though.
Have a good day.
Last edited by siruss; 16-Mar-2007 at 16:04.
What is it that you do not go along with?
"That is exactly what I want to know and is the reason why I posted the thread. What I can tell right now is "It is difficult (for us) to speak English. " and "It is wonderful (for us) to speak English" are both correct. No more."
But your initial question was something else.
difficult to follow you.
Semantics is the reason
I've explored this question through all of my grammar books and dictionaries.
I think I get the picture now.
Thank you for your attention and participation.