Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Problem"

The meaning of "Problem" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does He must address the problem. mean?
A: You have to deal with the problem and try to fix it.
Q: What does his having solved the problem suprised me mean?
A: He solved the problem; I was surprised.
Q: What does Now, on to the next problem. mean?
A: It's simply means let's do the next question kind of in old talk. now you can just simply say" next problem" or "now let's do the next problem"
Q: What does The last problem I'd want is for this to get out,I won't tell anyone mean?
A: GusVJr was right in changing the wording to:
"The last thing I'd want is for this to get out. I won't tell anyone."
And it means if the person speaking told anyone else whatever they are talking about, it would be bad.
Does that make sense?
Q: What does although it might sound a little over-formal. The problem with "stand firm" in the first place is that it has an idiomatic meaning which is more common than its literal meaning. The overwhelming majority of the time it's used (at least in my experience), mean?
A: 'The overwhelming majority of the time it's used' means almost all of the time it is said. 'Over-formal' means so formal it would not sound right in regular speech.

Example sentences using "Problem"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Why don’t we find out if the problem is always with the same make of coffee machine?

with the same make of <----- I would like to know what it means. Thank you!.
A: It means "the same brand/model/type of." They want to know if the problem always comes from the same model coffee machines made by the same company.
Q: Please show me example sentences with good problem.
A: 1. I've got too many job offers- it's hard to decide between them. 2. That's a good problem to have.
Q: Please show me example sentences with good problem.
A: "This is a good problem to have."
"The problem is a good problem and it can be solved in a day."
Q: Please show me example sentences with no problem.
A: I had no problem with trying to fix the car.
"Thanks so much," she said. "No problem," I replied.
Q: Please show me example sentences with I have problems understanding how to use "in", "at" and "on". Can you give me good examples?.
A: Their basic meanings:

In -- Inside, within the boundaries of...
Ex.
'I live in the United States of America.'
'There is a computer in that box.'
'The pig is in its pen.'

At -- Tells location, physical or conceptual. Note: for physical locations, areas use 'in', while specific points use 'at'.
Ex.
'I live at 123 Filler St.'
'The mark is at ten inches.' <-- For example, when measuring something.
'When I worked at Google, I made more money than I do now.' <-- 'At' is commonly used for companies.
'We are at a pivotal point in time for our country.'

On -- On top of, above.
Ex.
'The pen is on the table.'
'I am on top of it today.' <-- 'On top of it' is a common expression. 'It' is your problems. Literally, this phrase means "doing well." ------ 'I am doing well today.'
'Her blanket is on my bed.'

Synonyms of "Problem" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between What's the problem? and what's the trouble? ?
A: also, I hear more people ask this and I ask it more myself.

Instead of saying "what's the problem" or "what's the trouble" I would ask "what's the matter"
Q: What is the difference between problem and trouble ?
A: A problem is a singular issue. Trouble can be what you're in because of the problem.

"I had a problem at work.
My computer broke and I got into trouble."

It's a subtle difference.
"She causes problems" "she brings trouble"

Problems are the things that go wrong, trouble is sort of like the situation you're in where there are problems
Q: What is the difference between solve a problem and resolve a problem ?
A: @guu-: Solve means to find the solution (to a problem or question) or understand the meaning of. 

Resolve means to bring to an end; settle conclusively/reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation. 
Q: What is the difference between solve/ address/ tackle this problem and cope with this problem ?
A: Solve/address/tackle implies that you found a solution to the problem and so the problem so longer exists. Cope with this problem implies that the problem is still there, but you found a way to make it more bearable. E.g. If the problem was that walking to school from home takes 2 hours, solving it would be moving closer to school while coping with the problem would be cycling to school.
Q: What is the difference between There is no problem. and There are no problems. ?
A: There is no problem with my shirt
(single, 1 shirt, 1 problem)

There are no problems with my shirts
(plural, 2 or more shirts, 2 or more problems)

There are no problems with my shirt
(plural, 1 shirt, 2 or more problems)

Translations of "Problem"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i see what the problem is. you’re using your old key
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what’s the different between problems and issues?
A: The use of these two words, as well as their definitions by people of different views, has been a long-standing issue; however, the debate is likely to go on because this is not something that can be solved like a problem.

An issue usually refers to a topic on which different people have different views or opinions. We can also say that an issue is a topic that needs to be considered, discussed or debated. The government’s decision to clear a vast area of forest for construction of a prison may give rise to a big political issue.

A problem is a negative situation or matter that can cause harm or inconvenience, and thus has to be solved. The government’s decision to clear a vast area of forest for construction of a prison will definitely cause problems for inhabitants of a village in the forest. If you break a leg and can’t ride your bike to work, you have a problem.

Something can be both an issue and a problem.E.g. global warming.

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? To solve problem or to correct problem. What's the difference?
A: “To solve a problem” means to try to understand the problem and figure out a solution for it. “To correct a problem” can mean the same thing, but can also mean you are just changing one thing so that the problem is fixed, not trying to understand it and solve it. You might already know what the solution is to the problem, so now you are trying to “correct it”.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what's your problem
A: What's your problem
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Which is correct ? 1. I have a problem to be overcome, 2. I have a problem to overcome ?
A: The are different, as 'be overcome' emphasises the problem, while just 'overcome' is a straightforward verb that emphasises that it's you that is doing it. 'be overcome' would be more common if someone else will be overcoming the problem.

Other questions about "Problem"

Q: He has several problems they are what I anxious about. Does this sound natural?
A: Instead of “He has several problems they are what I anxious about”. You wanna say ,”He has several problems that I am anxious about”. It flows a bit easier
Q: I hope that the problem is going to be solved completely Does this sound natural?
A: I hope that the problem is going to be solved. You don’t need to add completely cause when a problem is just solved it is completely solved.
Q: It is difficult to solve environmental problems such as desertification, the pollution of rivers, and the destruction of ozone layer. Does this sound natural?
A: Sounds great, but I think it should be “destruction of the ozone layer”.
Q: "I have a problem I think you can help me"
where is the missing preposition?
A: Có thể là " I have a problem I think you can help me with"
Q: I solved problem in the textbook and wrote an important words on the notebook for the test. Does this sound natural?
A: I solved [problems] in the textbook and wrote [an important word (singular, just 1) / important words (plural, 2 or more] on the notebook for the test.

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words

problem

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions