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verbs with problem

Post by Nalmi » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:39 pm

Hello. Could you help me with "problem":
Is it possible to say "the Bush administration made a lot of problems" or is it "created" (sounds more natural to me). But is it OK to say "you made this problem, this is your fault".
Thank you very much for your help.

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Re: verbs with problem

Post by ETutor » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:09 am

The best words to use here would be “created” or “caused”. You would say: “you created this problem. This is your fault.” Or “The Bush administration caused a lot of the problems we are faced with today”. I hope this is helpful.

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Re: verbs with problem

Post by clevermae » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:54 pm

'Made' is applied when you mean a more "manual" thing, or something that's more tangible. So when it comes to concepts or ideas or other non-tangible things, you use 'create.'

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