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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

Is CNN's news phrase "We've done worse than others with covid" correct?

Update:

the question is about language use. Whether the phrase "do worse with something" exists

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  • 2 months ago
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    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.

  • 2 months ago

    as to form acceptable

    as to content,,they are advocative when they should be debatative

    and nuts

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 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 .

  • 2 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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  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 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.

  • 2 months ago

    Yes.

    The grammar is right. I think this is factually true as well. Assuming you mean the USA.

    Source(s): Native American English speaker.
  • 2 months ago

    Are you complaining about the truth of the statement itself, or the grammatical structure of the sentence ?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, that's the truth -- thanks to the numbers of covidiots here.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's fake news, as usual. For starters, who are "we"? They are confusing the state with the society. Fascists. 

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