His wife complained about a drink being very cold.

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lagoo

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1) His wife complained about a drink being very cold.
2) His wife complained about a very cold drink.


Is there any difference between 1) and 2)?
 

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Yes, there could be.
Sentence #1 suggests that the drink shouldn't have been cold.
Sentence #2 could mean that the complaint was about a drink which is normally cold.
 

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If the problem is that the drink is colder than it should be, I would say "His wife complained that​ the drink was too cold".
 
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