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zhengrong

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When I want to say:
"What I done just was to combine difficulty and ease".
Could you understand what I mean if you are a native English.
Did I make any mistakes of grammar in that sentence above? If I made, please correct me.
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I'm not a teacher, and I do understand your text, but would have said:

"What I did was just combine difficulty and ease" (if that is possible!).

"What I done" is understandable, but incorrect.

Many Brits would commit the unforgiveable sin of placing "just" between "to" and "combine". This is called a "split infinitive" and, in my day, was pounced upon by any and every teacher of English (but, unfortunately, it's a regular mistake that we Brits make!). Dropping the "to" avoids the problem in this case.

There's an old saying: "If at first you don't succeed, CHEAT!".
Unfortunately, you can't get away with it every time.

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Anglika

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When I want to say:

"What I done just was to combine difficulty and ease".

Could you understand what I mean if you are a native English.

Did I make any mistakes of grammar in that sentence above? If I made any, please correct me.

thanks

I would understand - but it is poor English.

"What I have just done is to combine difficulty and ease" is grammatical.

Another interpretation is:

"What I have done is just combine difficulty and ease".
 

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Yes, I agree with Anglika.

The only comment I would add would be that the position of the word "just" depends on whether it meant that:
a) you had "only just done it" or
b) all you had done was "just combine difficulty and ease".

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