Today’s question is: “Do we face problems or face with problems?” In this case the verb “face” means to encounter or confront.
When the sentence is in the active voice, we say you face a problem, difficulty, or issue.
- Parents of twins face a lot of challenges.
When the sentence is in the passive voice, then we say you are faced with a problem, difficulty, challenge, etc.
- Parents of twins are faced with a lot of challenges.
They mean the same thing, but I guess there’s a slight difference in emphasis. The active form places a bit more emphasis on YOU encountering and confronting the problems, and having to take an active role in dealing with them, and the passive form puts a bit more emphasis on the problems, as if the problems came to you and found you.
What’s a difficulty or challenge you’ve faced? Let me know in the comments.