The main difficulty is ... (of) supplying food

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1.The main difficulty we are faced with today is of supplying food to those in need.
2.The main difficulty we are faced with today is supplying food to those in need.


Is there some of difference between them. This is the very point that puzzle me on the use of "of".


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  • natkretep

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    There is no difference in meaning for me.

    I think the first sentence involves elision (omission of words). The main difficulty ... is (the difficulty) of supplying food​.
     
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