[Grammar] I'm satisfied with studying medicine.

beachboy

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I'm satisfied with studying medicine.
I'm satisfied studying medicine.

Is the second sentence right? If so, is there any difference between the two sentences?
 

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Anybody there?
 

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I'll say there could be some slight difference. "With studying medicine" could imply that there were other options (studying law, etc.) but that this one choice is satisfying. Or "I wanted to be a rock singer, but I'm satisfied with studying medicine."

"Satisfied studying medicine" states that the act of the studying brings satisfaction. This state of affairs makes me happy.

Context matters, like always.
 

Rover_KE

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You had to wait a long time for an answer, beachboy, because you didn't give any context and we were all trying to figure out what you meant.
 

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I didn't know what the difference was, that's why I didn't even try to contextualize!
 
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