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11. My sister is a very indecisive person who has trouble to make up her mind about anything important!

a) who has trouble to make up her mind about
b) which has a great deal of trouble making up her mind over
c) whom has a lot of trouble making up her mind about
d) who has a difficult time making up her mind concerning
e) that has a hard time of making her mind up for

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because I thought the construction in
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to be awkward
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14 Jan 2013, 10:16
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E is incorrect because it uses "that". But since it describes a single person "who" is the correct choice.

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I googled a little bit. A is incorrect since it uses the idiom "to have trouble doing sth." incorrectly.
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14 Jan 2013, 11:03
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E is incorrect because it uses "that". But since it describes a single person "who" is the correct choice.

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I googled a little bit. A is incorrect since it uses the idiom "to have trouble doing sth." incorrectly.

Thanks Triforce.
Do you mean that for the answer A to be correct it should have been "My sister is a very indecisive person who has trouble making up her mind about anything important" ?

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a) who has trouble to make up her mind about
"trouble to make up her mind" construction is incorrect.
"trouble making up her mind" is appropriate.
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28 Apr 2013, 05:43
PraPon wrote:
a) who has trouble to make up her mind about
"trouble to make up her mind" construction is incorrect.
"trouble making up her mind" is appropriate.

@ PraPon,

could you please exlain why "trouble to make up her mind" is incorrect ?
I feel that is sounds awkward but this is not a proper explanation I guess...

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28 Apr 2013, 10:11
Hi luc,

Simply the verb needs to be in the present tense (like the sentence) not the infinitive. Take some other examples:

difficulty doing simple things (not difficulty to do simple things)

problems helping others (not problems to help others)

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I am also confused after the above discussion. All options have some error in them. Can anyone explain to arrive at the correct answer?

My sister is a very indecisive person who has trouble to make up her mind about anything important!

a) who has trouble to make up her mind about
b) which has a great deal of trouble making up her mind over
c) whom has a lot of trouble making up her mind about
d) who has a difficult time making up her mind concerning. I couldn't find any error here.
e) that has a hard time of making her mind up for

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29 Apr 2013, 00:03
Hi Umesh - you've got the correct answer.

D correctly uses 'who' to describe 'sister' and avoids the unidiomatic 'to make'

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09 May 2013, 11:37
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Hi Umesh - you've got the correct answer.

D correctly uses 'who' to describe 'sister' and avoids the unidiomatic 'to make'

Cheers,

James

Hi James.

I was wondering that "making" is placed after "time" without a comma, does it modify "time"? if it's true, it sounds pretty awkward. I still cannot figure out the structure of D.
Any help would be appreciated.

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11 May 2013, 00:06
pqhai wrote:
I was wondering that "making" is placed after "time" without a comma, does it modify "time"? if it's true, it sounds pretty awkward. I still cannot figure out the structure of D.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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I am not a expert but here is the reason I think its correct.
Its not modifying "time" its modifying the whole noun phrase "who has a difficult time"

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11 May 2013, 01:29
Pqhai,

Nikhil has it correct, it's talking about the phrase - it's quite a colloquial tone, which makes it hard to asses, but that's the correct answer.
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a) who has trouble to make up her mind about
b) which has a great deal of trouble making up her mind over
c) whom has a lot of trouble making up her mind about
d) who has a difficult time making up her mind concerning
e) that has a hard time of making her mind up for
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