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    What does "deal with" mean on that sentences?

    I quoted the original sentences from a book which are two sentences as follow:

    "Peter believed that it was important to work this out with Mary. Since they were working on the same team, they would have to deal with each other in the future."

    1. Should they work each other in the future?

    2. Should they fight each other in the future?

    Are both wrong or which one was near to the answer?

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    Re: What does "deal with" mean on that sentences?

    They would have to interact with each other (because they were working on the same team).

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    Re: What does "deal with" mean on that sentences?

    Both of your sentences are incorrect. The first is close: "Should they work with each other in the future?"

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    Re: What does "deal with" mean on that sentences?

    24 hours has elapsed, I think I can add a question now.

    'Although they are playing for the same national badminton team, Lin Dan and Chen Long will have to deal with each other in the singles final next week.'
    Does 'deal with' mean 'clash with' here?

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    Re: What does "deal with" mean on that sentences?

    Play against one another
    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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