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    joham is offline Senior Member
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    Default do with or deal with?

    The following sentences are taken from a book compiled by a Chinese teacher of English:

    1. He's pretty difficult to do with.
    2. Truth to tell, I don't know how to do with him.

    I suspect they are not correct. Shouldn't we say:

    1. He's pretty difficult to deal with.
    2. Truth to tell, I don't know what to do with him.

    Am I right?

    Could I ask native speakers to help me please? Thank you in advance.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: do with or deal with?

    I would agree with you.

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    Default Re: do with or deal with?

    Hi, I agree with you about the first sentence but the second should read:
    'To tell the truth...' or 'truth be told...'. Your correction in the second sentence is also correct.
    Well done..

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