41. I had a hard time getting through the novel.
have a hard time (doing sth.)是固定表达，意为“做……不容易”。
※ ge through to
I can't get through to London; the lines are always busy.我无法接通伦敦的电话，因为总是占线。
Few teachers can get through to students who don't want to learn.几乎没有教师能让不想学的学生听懂自己讲的东西。
The news finally got through to us.这消息终于传到了我们这里。
※ get through with意为“完成”。如:
1 ) When will you get through with painting the house?你什么时候能把房子粉刷完?
2 ) I got through with the examination, but did not get through.我考完试了，但是没有及格。
3 ) When you get through with your work, let's go out.你完成工作后，我们出去吧。