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It’s too late to do anything about it now.

It’s too late to do anything with it now.

As I know it, these two sentences are used. Is there any difference in their meaning or using? For me, the translation is pretty much similar.

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Do something with must refer to a physical object.

My hair is so frizzy today, I can't do anything with it.

Do something about can refer to a situation.

The closing date was yesterday? Well, it's too late to do anything about it now.

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  • But, Kate, my dear, what are you doing about your hair? You simply cannot go to the party with it like that. :) [Just putting what you said into practice, as an example.]
    – Lambie
    Jan 14 at 16:23

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