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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  23/DEZ/2008 7:00 PM
Assunto:  dúvida sobre good for ou to
 
Mensagem: 

He is good to her.  (He is kind to her, he is generous, he is supportive, he is affectionate, etc.)

He is good for her.  (His personality complements hers.  "Ele a completa."  Maybe she is melancholy at times, but his happy personality makes her smile.  Maybe she works too hard, but he encourages her to relax and enjoy life.  She needs him to have a happy life.) 

 

Carrots are good for you.  (They improve your health, provide vitamins, etc.)

Carrots are good to you.  (This is not said!  It makes no sense.  Carrots cannot do things to make you happy, feel loved, etc.)

 

Be good for her.  (This is not said!  It simply does not make sense.  One person cannot be asked to be "good for" another person.)

Be good to her.  (Treat her well, make her happy, be sweet.)


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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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