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Hi

Is this sentence totally natural? Is the red part a noun phrase?

Just because the problem is difficult does not mean we should not try to understand that.

Thanks,

Tom

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Natural English is this.


Just because the problem is difficult, it doesn't mean we should not try to understand that.

Broadly speaking, it means the fact that the problem is difficult.

Is the red part a noun phrase? I'd say 'The problem is difficult' is a noun clause. But remember that the important thing is to understand what the sentence means, rather than to name all its parts.

Clive

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Mr. TomIs this sentence totally natural? Is the red part a noun phrase?Just because the problem is difficult does not mean we should not try to understand that.

I see Just because the problem is difficult as fronted preposition phrase in otherwise declarative sentence It does not mean we should not try to understand that just because the problem is difficult.

I read Just because the problem is difficult as an adjunct of reason.


(I'm a non-native, so please wait for native speakers to answer your question from their perspective.)

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