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Rule "Collocation: difficult to/for"

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Description: Collocation: difficult to/for
Message: The usual preposition after "difficult" is "for" when followed by a pronoun. "Difficult" and "to" only appear together when "to" is part of an infinitive structure.
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Studying grammar is difficult to me.
    Correction suggestion: difficult for me
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ID: DIFFICULT_TO_ME [180]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)