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Some native speakers corrected sentence A to sentence B in my essay. Could anyone explain why here "brings to" is needed?

A. The problem of foreign language class at primary school is the distraction to other compulsory subjects

B. The problem of foreign language class at primary school is the distraction it brings to other compulsory subjects

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Because the word distraction (and the verb distract) does not take a to phrase. (They do optionally take a from phrase). These are just facts about the word, not about English grammar in general.

What you wrote is comprehensible, but not natural in English.

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Both are grammatical, but B is more explicit, and might be preferred for that reason.

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