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    Some other questions

    1) The water is freezing
    Funny, it feels warm to me

    Why do we use funny here but not funnily or funnily enough?

    2) Was the play good?
    I thought so, but for every person who liked it, someone else didn't

    Why do we use someone hear but not anyone? And what does the second sentence mean? This expression is new to me

    3) I need to tell you something. Please don't make this difficult _ me
    a) for
    b) to

    Why?
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Some other questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) The water is freezing
    Funny, it feels warm to me

    2) Was the play good?
    I thought so, but for every person who liked it, someone else didn't


    3) I need to tell you something. Please don't make this difficult _ me
    a) for
    b) to

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    1 The situation(it feels warm to me ) is funny.


    2 I think " ... anyone else didn't" is right too. The following interesting sentence is from Chinese website.
    I love you for ever,I never love anyone else.




    3 a) for




    My own opinion.


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    Re: Some other questions

    2) I'm totally lost. Dunno what you mean
    3) for. But why?

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    Re: Some other questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) The water is freezing
    Funny, it feels warm to me

    Why do we use funny here but not funnily or funnily enough?

    2) Was the play good?
    I thought so, but for every person who liked it, someone else didn't

    Why do we use someone hear but not anyone? And what does the second sentence mean? This expression is new to me

    3) I need to tell you something. Please don't make this difficult _ me
    a) for
    b) to

    Why?
    Thanks in advance
    .

    1) The water is freezing
    (That's) Funny; it feels warm to me. "That's" is understood
    Why do we use funny here but not funnily or funnily enough?

    "Funnily enough", I use "funnily enough" on occasions. (Meaning "strangely enough")

    2) Was the play good?
    I thought so, but for every person who liked it, someone else didn't
    And what does the second sentence mean? This expression is new to me
    It means half the audience liked it and half didn't. For every person you could put in the "I liked it" box, you could find someone to put in the "I didn't like it" box.

    3) I need to tell you something. Please don't make this difficult for me
    a) for
    b) to

    Why? It's the preposition we use for this. It means "Don't make it too difficult for me to handle/bear, etc.







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    Re: Some other questions

    So is there any situation we can use the article to instead of for here?

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    Re: Some other questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    So is there any situation we can use the article to instead of for here?
    This expression is new to me. Correct.
    This expression is difficult to me. Wrong.
    But I'm not sure what you by "here" here.


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    With here I meant there, at that sentence.
    So it depends on the adj that comes before it, right?

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    Re: Some other questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    With here I meant there, at that sentence.
    So it depends on the adj that comes before it, right?
    I'll assume you mean this sentence:
    Please don't make this difficult for me.
    The preposition used after "difficult" could depend on the word after the preposition.
    The proposition before "me" could depend on the word before the preposition.
    Sometimes, it depends on neither.

    You can say:
    "That is too difficult for me."
    "That seems difficult to me" (So here it depends on the verb).
    This is a matter of usage, and I can't give you a rule for it, sorry.


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    So i guess it depends on the collocation


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    And what about hard or other adjs- does the rule still pertain?

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