She had trouble <explaining / to explain> herself


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Hello everyone!

I have a question: "She had trouble explaining herself" or "She had trouble to explain herself", which is correct? Why? It's possible to use them in different contexts?

Thank you for your helping.
  • Roymalika

    Senior Member
    Only the first one is correct.
    The second one won't be correct in any context.
    Hi bwc,

    Once a friend asked me: Do you have any trouble to learn/learning English as a grammar subject?
    I said: Not at all.

    Here, can I use "trouble to..." please?