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    Dealing (with)

    Hi there!

    The way I see, the word 'deal', whenever need it, precedes the prep 'with'. I'd like to know if this prep can be omitted in the following sentence.

    Coordination has to do with management, dealing and solving problems.

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    Re: Dealing (with)

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Hi there!

    The way I see it, whenever the word 'deal' is used, whenever need it, it should preceded followed by the preposition 'with'. I'd like to know if this preposition can be omitted in the following sentence.

    Coordination has to do with management, dealing and solving problems.

    Regards,
    Tito
    Note my corrections above. You mixed up "precede" and "follow". Your sentence suggested that the word "with" should come before "dealing". In fact, you should have said that "with" should follow (come after) "dealing".

    "With" cannot be omitted from your example sentence.

    Co-ordination has to do with management and with dealing with and solving problems.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Dealing (with)

    TitoBr, don't get the idea that 'deal' is always followed by 'with'.

    'Deal with' is used in the contexts listed here.

    In other contexts:

    'He deals in commodities.'
    'I'll deal the cards for you.'
    'The boxer dealt his opponent a knockout blow.'

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