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  1. english001's Avatar

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    What is the difference??

    Which one of these is proper???

    1. You are having a HARDHIP in telling your name
    2. You are having a HARDTIME in saying out your name.

    Kindly explain to me those things above. Tnx!!

  2. Editor,
    English Teacher
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    Re: What is the difference??

    'Hardship' doesn't fit here for me, as it involves suffering- economic hardship, etc. A 'hard time' (two words) is OK, but there's no need for a preposition:
    You're having a hard time saying that name.

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