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    Q.Which is right or do then have the same meaning or what is the difference?

    1.I never ride a bike to school, but Mary always does.
    2.I never ride a bike for school, but Mary always does.

    Q2.Is there any way to tell these two: for , toFor example,
    For Frank, Engkish is easy.
    To Frank, Engkish is easy.

    Thank you


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    Quote Originally Posted by dido4 View Post
    Q.Which is right or do then have the same meaning or what is the difference?

    1.I never ride a bike to school, but Mary always does.
    2.I never ride a bike for school, but Mary always does.

    Q2.Is there any way to tell these two: for , toFor example,
    For Frank, Engkish is easy.
    To Frank, Engkish is easy.

    Thank you
    ride a bike to
    easy for Frank

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    #3

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    hello,
    I can say "To me, English is easy", can't I?
    in this case it means "in my opinion", isn't it?
    can I also say "For me, English is easy"?
    thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    I can say "To me, English is easy", can't I?
    in this case it means "in my opinion", isn't it?


    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    can I also say "For me, English is easy"?
    thanks.
    Yes, to mean I have no difficulties in learning English.


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    To svartnik,

    "I have no difficulties in learning English."

    It would be better to say "have no difficulty" rather than "have no difficulties".

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    #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    To svartnik,

    "I have no difficulties in learning English."

    It would be better to say "have no difficulty" rather than "have no difficulties".
    Konitsiva, Daruma

    Thanks for you help, but I do not agree with you, if I may.

    2 [C] a problem:
    to have financial/personal difficulties
    children with learning difficulties

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    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    1 [U] when something is not easy to do or understand:
    - We finished the job, but only with great difficulty.
    - The difficulty of the task excited them.
    - People with asthma have difficulty in breathing.
    - [+ ing form of verb] She had great difficulty finding a job.

    svartnik,

    "People with asthma have difficulty in breathing."
    Do you think that "difficulty" should be "difficulties"?

    "She had great difficulty finding a job."
    Do you think that "difficulty" should be "difficulties"?


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    OK, thanks.

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