Grammar Patterns

V with n

II.10 The 'cope' group

These verbs are concerned with dealing or coping with a problem.
Riots on the main university campus have been dealt with by the security forces, who showed little or no mercy.
What is astonishing is that the country's government refuses to grapple with the problem of over-production in meat and milk.
In the case of cope, the preposition with is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
She has had to cope with losing all her previous status and money.
  • battle
  • contend
  • cope
  • deal
  • fight
  • grapple
  • juggle
  • struggle
  • tussle
  • wrestle
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