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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  22/DEZ/2008 10:01 PM
Assunto:  dúvida sobre good for ou to
 
Mensagem: 

Ah, and I have just read the Webster´s dictionary on line, there´s more of good for than good to in there.

 

Synonyms within Context: GOOD FOR
Context Synonyms within Context (source: adapted from Roget's Thesaurus).

 

Impotence Null and void, nugatory, inoperative, good for nothing; ineffectual; (failing); inadequate; inefficacious; (useless).
 
Inutility Vain, empty, inane; gainless, profitless, fruitless; unserviceable, unprofitable; ill-spent; unproductive; hors de combat; effete, past work; (impaired); obsolete; (old); fit for the dust hole; good for nothing; of no earthly use; not worth having, not worth powder and shot; leading to no end, uncalled for; unnecessary, unneeded.
 
Salubrity Adjective: salubrious, salutary, salutiferous; wholesome; healthy, healthful; sanitary, prophYlactic, benign, bracing, tonic, invigorating, good for, nutritious; hygeian, hygienic.
 
Utility Adjective: useful; of use; Noun: serviceable, proficuous, good for; subservient; (instrumental).; conducive; (tending); subsidiary; (helping).

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      Once more beware the sense (context helps a lot).  Sentences like "Nuts are good for you..."   remind us to the above "Salaubrity" definition, i.e. you can replace it for "benign, tonic, nutritious" and so on.    Or this cheap car is not good for long trips will lead us to the "Inutility" ( not wort having....for long trips) or the inadequate/useless...

       Thus FOR is more used most of times (far more than TO, because of the meanings).     

 

 


 


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dúvida sobre good for ou to  –  aline xavier  22/DEZ/2008, 6:21 PM
dúvida sobre good for ou to  –  Josi  22/DEZ/2008, 8:17 PM
dúvida sobre good for ou to  –  PPAULO  22/DEZ/2008, 9:39 PM
 dúvida sobre good for ou to  –  PPAULO  22/DEZ/2008, 10:01 PM
dúvida sobre good for ou to  –  Johannes  23/DEZ/2008, 11:47 AM
dúvida sobre good for ou to  –  Dale/CR  23/DEZ/2008, 7:00 PM
dúvida sobre good for ou to  –  CR  23/DEZ/2008, 8:03 PM
dúvida sobre good for ou to  –  PPAULO  24/DEZ/2008, 11:25 AM

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