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    Smile that they must face with poverty

    Visiting Africa really opened my eyes to the problems that must face with poverty.


    What does "with poverty" indicate in the above? Is it "because of poverty?" Thanks.

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    Re: that they must face with poverty

    Visiting Africa really opened my eyes to the problems that must face with poverty.

    The sentence as written isn't quite correct, it should be "they must face", or "people" must face" or something similar to work properly.

    The meaning is still clear though and "with" does mean "because of" in this case.

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    Re: that they must face with poverty

    It's also common to say "the problem with (something) is....." and then say what the problem is.

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    Re: that they must face with poverty

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    Visiting Africa really opened my eyes to the problems that must face with poverty.

    The sentence as written isn't quite correct, it should be "they must face", or "people" must face" or something similar to work properly.

    The meaning is still clear though and "with" does mean "because of" in this case.
    Thanks, Jamie, for the correction.

    But what does "with" refer to in the context?

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    Re: that they must face with poverty

    I did say in my first post...

    You were right in your original post, it does mean "because of".

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    Re: that they must face with poverty

    Thanks, Jamie.
    Yeah, I overlooked it.

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