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lose dollars with China or to China? Trump said the US is losing billions of dollars with China. I figure "with" here is incorrect grammatically. It is not like you lose touch with someone. Dollars are not something supposed to connect the two sides, at least in Trump's opinion.
Sep 24, 2019 8:35 AM
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Maybe it suggests 'uncouple WITH'?
September 24, 2019
'with' or 'to' are both correct, but there is a different nuance with each. When you use 'with' you are referring to some relationship with China. You are not referring to China directly. "The US is losing billions of dollars with [its trading relationship with] China" With 'to' you are referring directly to China itself and not to some relationship with China. "The US is losing billions of dollars to China"
September 24, 2019
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