Nousher Ahmed wrote:
1. The book is easy reading.
2. It is easy reading the book.
Are the sentences 1 and 2 correct? If both are correct, do they express the same meaning?
Thanks in advance.
Both are correct, but the first one is a bit nuanced. "easy reading" is a noun phrase, adjective + gerund.
"We had a rough outing in the game yesterday." (We didn't do well in the game.)
The second would sound more fluent if you said, "It is easy to read the book."