have trouble

This page is about the collocation have trouble

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to find it difficult to do something

For example

  • Have you had trouble getting to sleep lately?

  • He's well-qualified, so he had no trouble finding work.

A related collocation is "have difficulty"

Quick Quiz

I had trouble getting a taxi because

a. there weren't many around

b. there were so many around

c. the taxi had a flat tyre

Contributor: Matt Errey