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  1. CarloSsS's Avatar
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    #1

    do something with that

    In the following question, I'd use "about", but I'm wondering, is "with" also acceptable? I don't think so, but maybe it is in some English varieties (or all of them for that matter).

    I can't bear the heat in this room. Can you do something with that?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    #2

    Re: do something with that

    I'd use only about. I'd use it rather than that.

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    #3

    Re: do something with that

    When you 'do something with something' you use it to have some desired effect.

    A: I need a picture for the X story, preferably a head-and-shoulders photo of N.

    B: I've got a picture of him with his family....

    A: Yes, I could do something with that.


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