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    could have done with

    Hi, could you tell me what does the sentence exactly mean:

    She could have done with spending time on a second draft.

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    Re: could have done with

    Quote Originally Posted by she's_a_rebel View Post
    Hi, could you tell me what does the sentence exactly mean:

    She could have done with spending time on a second draft.
    Her draft would have benefited from more time and attention.

    I could have done with more sleep = I'm tired because I didn't get much sleep.
    She looks as though she could do with a good meal = She looks underfed.

    The garden could do with a little more tending = The garden looks neglected.

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    Re: could have done with

    Quote Originally Posted by she's_a_rebel View Post
    Hi, could you tell me what does the sentence exactly mean:

    She could have done with spending time on a second draft.
    She should have written a second draft.

    (Excellent explanation of "could have done with" by Pyoung. )


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