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    #1

    it was difficult that

    I met this sentence in an test paper:
    That Despatie won the men's 3m springboard title was difficult.

    I doubted that the sentence was good English. I thought we should say 'it was difficult for Despatie to win...' or 'Despatie had great difficulty winning...'
    Am I right in thinking it?

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: it was difficult that

    I don't like the original much; it would work with other adjectives, like 'unexpected'. Your versions work better IMO.

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