Having to

00B00

Senior Member
Cantonese
What is the difference between these two sentences?

It is such a nuisance having to rewrite all the letters.

It is such a nuisance rewriting all the letters.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    "Having to rewrite" tells me that somebody or something forced or obliged you to rewrite the letters.

    The second sentence merely tells me that rewriting the letters is a nuisance.
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    I agree with owlman. It's right on.

    I do wonder what the context is about, in the same breath.
     
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