No problem with me


Senior Member
Hello. I am wondering if the following structure is correct English.

Example sentences:
Customer says: Why can't you do it? Is it such a problem?
Me: I would be happy to do it and it certainly wouldn't be a problem with me, but unfortunately I can't, because it would be a problem with my boss - I am not allowed to do it.

(don't have more context, I just made these sentences up)

Or do I need to say: I certainly wouldn't have a problem with it & my boss would have a problem with it?

Thank you in advance for your help.
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    There's a slight difference between "be a problem for me" and "be a problem with me." The latter is less common and suggests something that I will object to doing, rather than something that will simply be difficult. I think your suggested rewording is more natural.
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