With its faults

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With its faults

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:11 pm

The New York Times : Tom Hanks had a cold, or so he thought. In the U.S., those symptoms may not be enough to get tested for the coronavirus. But in Australia, testing is free and widely available, thanks to early and coordinated planning for a pandemic.

Facebooker 1: I’m an Australian and was at my local drs yesterday (a small local clinic of 3 drs) - at least 5 people were tested in the hour that i was there - better safe than sorry!

Facebooker 2: Facebooker 1, with its faults, lucky we live in Australia.

- Hi guys! The Facebooker 2 writes "with its faults" and then he writes "lucky we live in Australia". I'm really confused. What does he mean by "with its faults" in this situation?

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
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Re: With its faults

Post by Phil White » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:57 pm

I understand it to mean "Despite its (Australia's) faults, we're lucky to live in Australia."

For me, it's a clumsy way of saying it, but perhaps "with" is used like that in Australia.
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Re: With its faults

Post by trolley » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:20 am

...or even with its faults, we're lucky...
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Re: With its faults

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Phil White and trolley : Thank you both so much for your answers.

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