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    Deal with, Deal

    Hi,

    Do these tow verbs completely differ?
    Regarding the sentence below:

    Dealing with buggy software is one thing; ending up with unusable hardware is another.

    What meaning I should assume.

    Does "Dealing with" mean "manage" here? I don't think so, any idea?

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    Re: Deal with, Deal

    "Deal with" has a completely different meaning from "deal."

    "Deal with" = manage, usually something difficult; function in those conditions; address.

    You might be able to find a way to work with buggy software.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Deal with, Deal

    Or work around it. Say your bluetooth doesn't always work right in your car. But if you re-boot your phone then it works OK. You shouldn't have to do that to get it to work. Something is flaky with the software.

    But you know how to get it to work. You deal with it. You work around the problem.

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