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    dealt with VS deal with

    Hi everyone,

    My name's Nebojsha and I just joined here. Would be grateful If someone could explain the difference between these 2 sentences: how you dealt with it VS how did you deal with it?

    Describe a difficult time that you experienced as a student.You should say:


    • when it was
    • why was it difficult
    • how you dealt with it ------> Can I say "how did you deal with It" instead? And what Is the difference?


    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Aug-2020 at 14:33. Reason: Put the opening sentences in the default font and size

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    Re: dealt with VS deal with

    Welcome to the forum, Nesh.


    You should say how you dealt with it
    is a statement.
    How did you deal with it? is a question.

    Don't mix and match.
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    Re: dealt with VS deal with

    Dealt = did deal.

    Tell me how you dealt with it? = How did you deal with it?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: dealt with VS deal with

    Quote Originally Posted by Nesh123 View Post
    Hi everyone.

    My name's Nebojsha and I have just joined here. I would be grateful If if someone could explain the difference between these 2 two sentences:
    1. ... how you dealt with it VS
    2. How did you deal with it?

    Describe a difficult time that you experienced as a student. (space after a full stop) You should say:


    • when it was
    • why was it was difficult
    • how you dealt with it ------> Can I say "how did you deal with it" instead, and what is the difference?


    Note my corrections above. There is no need to capitalise "if", "it" or "is" unless they are the first word of a sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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