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    #1

    How to say

    which form(s) would be correct please?

    A) is english an easy language to learn? or
    B) is english an easy to learn language? or
    C) is english an easy learning language? or
    D) is english easy learning language? or
    E) english is easy learning one?


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    #2

    Smile Re: How to say

    A) is the best, but B) also works.

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    #3

    Re: How to say

    Hi,
    I would either opt for A or C.
    Of course (A) would be the best choice.I think B sounds a trifle weird.
    Please advise...

    Regards.

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    #4

    Re: How to say

    oh i've forgotten to put this forms

    F) is english (language) easy to learn?
    G) is english (language) easy learning one?
    Last edited by e2e4; 16-May-2008 at 12:02.

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    #5

    Smile Re: How to say

    A, C, F. They are right. Easy to learn, not easy learning. After an adjective: Infinitive + to

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    #6

    Re: How to say

    I've heard after some adjectives (easy, difficulty) is possible to use either infinitive or gerund form to make complex adjective like

    easy to learn
    easy learning

    what i also do not understand is how came

    it's an easy lesson to learn is better than
    it's an easy to learn lesson.

    In the last sentence "easy to learn" is tied up and being complex adjective for me.
    why to split that adjective? and say "easy lesson to learn"

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    Re: How to say

    "It's an easy lesson to learn". I think it's the best way, or one of them, to say that. Or you can say as well: "It's easy to learn" You are talking about the lesson. It = The lesson
    In the sentence you change "the lesson" for "it": It's easy to learn.
    Hope it helps.

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    #8

    Re: How to say

    A) Is English an easy language to learn?
    B) Is English an easy-to-learn language?

    C) Is English an easy-learning language?
    Easy-learning works as an adjective, but semantically the meaning it expresses doesn't work with its noun language. Try, ... easily learned language...

    E) English is easy learning one?

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    #9

    Re: How to say

    F) Is English easy to learn?
    Is the English language easy to learn?

    G) Is English easy learning one?

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    Talking Re: How to say

    A,B and F are right. I wrotte A,C and F. Sorry!!!!!. THX SOUP. Are you SOUP, from Call of Duty 4?? jeje

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