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    #1

    What is the mean of "I can do with my newspaper"?

    Someone told me the meaning of "I can do with my newspaper" is "I can survive with my newspaper."
    Is it correct? If not then what does it mean actually?
    Thanx in advancce.(Sorry if I made any mistake in writing, I am just a beginner and english lover).thanx

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    Re: What is the mean of "I can do with my newspaper"?

    "Thanks a lot" but one more question;If It is correct then which grammar rule has been used in above statement to make sense of survive?I mean phrasel verb? An idiom? Or what?Could you please explain it well? Thanks

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    Re: What is the mean of "I can do with my newspaper"?


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    Re: What is the mean of "I can do with my newspaper"?

    I can do without a newspaper sounds natural to me. I can do with a newspaper does not.

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    Re: What is the mean of "I can do with my newspaper"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I can do without a newspaper sounds natural to me. I can do with a newspaper does not.
    I agree. For the positive statement, I would use/accept "I can make do with a newspaper".

    "To do without something" is a common phrase. "To do with something" isn't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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