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Trouble with my mother? #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:31 am   Trouble with my mother?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #97 "Common English phrases with prepositions", question 8

The trouble ......... my mother-in-law is that she doesn't listen to anybody.

(a) with
(b) about
(c) for
(d) between

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #97 "Common English phrases with prepositions", answer 8

The trouble with my mother-in-law is that she doesn't listen to anybody.

Correct answer: (a) with

Your answer was: incorrect
The trouble about my mother-in-law is that she doesn't listen to anybody.
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Why the answer is "with" not "about"?
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Trouble with my mother? #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:49 am   Trouble with my mother?
 

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'With' is the preposition used with 'trouble' when the meaning is 'irritating point/quality'.
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