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Is CNN's news phrase "We've done worse than others with covid" correct?
the question is about language use. Whether the phrase "do worse with something" exists
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
One can do worse with this than one would do with that. The problem is not the use of with, it is seemingly the use of "with" followed by COVID. The use of "with" is usually employed in order to mean "by use of" (something), or "in conjunction" (I can fix a table with a hammer and some nails). Clearly, that meaning does not work as written.
There is a variant usage that does mean "as concerns", though, and that is the meaning being employed here. "He is not the best with his judgement", for example. If you think the usage is wrong, it is because you either misinterpret the usage or you do not accept that variant.
You definitely can say "do worse with something". I do worse with studying when there is a lot of background noise, so I like to put on some music to cover that noise up.
- robertoLv 62 months ago
as to form acceptable
as to content,,they are advocative when they should be debatative
- garryLv 62 months ago
its poor english , ameica has over 330,000,000 people , youve done pretty well with the virus .even the spanish flu killed more americas .
- GypsyfishLv 72 months ago
It might be more elegant to say "We have done worse than other with fighting COVID." However, the quote gets the meaning across.
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- RPLv 72 months ago
If "we" refers to the USA, given available data, it seems correct. On the other hand, if the question refers to whether the rrmark is grammatical, the answer is definitely. If there is another meaning or purpose to this question, it should be specified because, unless it is known, any answer is suspect.
- 2 months ago
It's not a phrase; it's a sentence. And yes, it's true, if "we" means "the U.S. government under Trump." We're doing much better now, because we no longer have a fake president who lives in a fairyland of his own hallucinations.
- robert2020Lv 62 months ago
The grammar is right. I think this is factually true as well. Assuming you mean the USA.Source(s): Native American English speaker.
- ignoramusLv 72 months ago
Are you complaining about the truth of the statement itself, or the grammatical structure of the sentence ?
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, that's the truth -- thanks to the numbers of covidiots here.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It's fake news, as usual. For starters, who are "we"? They are confusing the state with the society. Fascists.