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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  08/JAN/2011 1:07 PM
Assunto:  Good to/for

Yeah, Teacher is spot on.


Some more about TO/FOR


After GOOD TO usually comes object pronouns (I, you, me..they), indicating that
it´s for somebody´s personal benefit.     You do something TO somebody´s benefit (personal experience that is very concrete: acts, attitude towards somebody´s etc), generally speaking, used in the short run. As opposed to being bad to you.

I have noticed that GOOD FOR is more abstract an idea, or considered in the long run.
It can be a personal experience, but when one is saying "that is good for you" is making
the point that it´s good for anybody it´s reading or listening, not making a point in a personal way/case.  As opposed not to being good for you/not fitting you/you not being better off with it/not being in your best interests or in your well being.


As a complement I am giving some examples that pull I dug out into the Internet:

a) Good to

"You state that your boyfriend is good to you because he supports you economically. You need to decide if this economic support outweighs your emotional needs. Ultimately I believe you'll be much happier in your relationships if you give priority to your emotional needs."


"If your neighbor is good to you, you do not harm him and you may even give him
charity if he is poor or give him a gift if he is rich."

"When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really likes you. You have to
be careful, don't hastily regard him as a real friend."

"If you're good to others, it's like the universe is good to you," he said


"The company is good to you; they try and do as much as they can for you."

"So if this love you've found is good to you, hold it, keep it, shout about it.
If it isn't, then maybe you should just become very good friends."


"If someone is good to you, they do things to help you: Jay's mother has been
very good to us."

"What is good to you? Working out 3-4 times a week? Being on time to work? Thinking positively? Do you think any of these items are impossible or difficult to get into a habit of doing? Good, lets use it to our advantage."


What is bad to you? Smoking a pack of cigarettes everyday? Thinking you’re not good enough? Being late to everything you attend? Do you think any of these items are impossible or difficult to get out of a habit of doing? Good, lets use it to our advantage.

So if somebody is good to you, you copy his act by being good to him or vice versa—without thinking that this puts that person in charge of your actions.


What makes a place good to work at?


If your boss is good to you, treats you with respect, has your back, fights for you, asks you where you want to be career wise, then you are in a great place. I’ve worked for bosses before who would throw you under the bus if it meant they could get a raise. Yeah, like I’m really going to work hard to make your department look good. If you get along with your co-workers, then even better. There’s nothing like it when you go to work, and can actually converse with your co-workers about non-work stuff, things you’d normally talk to your friends about.


You deserve someone who is really good for you, and if he is good to you, don't
let him go!


There's nothing wrong at all with having dinner ready and looking nice - as long
as you have time and your husband is good to you as well.


Your current boyfriend deserves your appreciation so long as he is good to you
and treats you how you want to be treated.

If you are looking for friendship, then you should always have a friend that is
good to you.

Happiness is within you when you see something which is good to you you will be


If you meet a girl and she is good to you, then she is marriage material.


If you are good to mama, mama is good to you!


Hope February is good to you.


Sesame street is good to, you learn good morals and the alphabet.


I hope 2011 is good to you both.

If someone is good to you, that person does things to help you. jay's mother has
been very good to us.


You may be pondering upon a question that personal experience may vary and what
is good to you may not be good for others and vice versa.
b) Good for

Why job hopping is good for you.
Why music is good for you.
Why Garlic Is Good for You
Coconut Oil: Why it is Good For You.
Why doing nothing is good for you - Times Online
Why spicy food is good for you
It's official: Chocolate is good for you
Everything Bad Is Good for You - Elle


Reasons Kissing Is Good For You
(kissing actually does a body very, very good.   Kissing boosts immunity.
Kissing helps you pick the best mate. Anthropologist Helen Fisher describes kissing as a "mate assessment tool."          Kissing burns calories, kissing keeps facial muscles strong, and kissing naturally relaxes you.


Hope it helps.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Good to/for  –  Gissele  07/JAN/2011, 10:58 PM
Good to/for  –  PPAULO  08/JAN/2011, 12:06 AM
Good to/for  –  Teacher  08/JAN/2011, 3:15 AM
 Good to/for  –  PPAULO  08/JAN/2011, 1:07 PM
Good to/for  –  Oicram_Oiroso  08/JAN/2011, 7:04 PM
Good to/for  –  PPAULO  08/JAN/2011, 8:22 PM
Good to/for  –  Dale-CR  12/JAN/2011, 12:46 AM
Good to/for  –  PPAULO  12/JAN/2011, 4:02 PM

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