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    #1

    Smile do with it

    Please check out the following sentences.
    Which is better, (1) or (2) ?

    (1) If you have an invisibility cloak which can make you invisible like Harry Potter, what will you use it to do?
    (2) If you have an invisibility cloak which can make you invisible like Harry Potter, what will you do with it?

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    #2

    Re: do with it

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences.
    Which is better, (1) or (2) ?

    (1) If you had an invisibility cloak which could make you invisible like Harry Potter, what would you use it to do?
    (2) If you had an invisibility cloak which could make you invisible like Harry Potter, what would you do with it?
    These are hypothetical conditional questions, "If ...", hence the conditional modal verbs.
    2. is the more common way to say this, but 1 isn't wrong.
    You could also say, "What would you use it for?"

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