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    Which are correct:

    1-He is a good teacher for teaching intermediate students.
    2-He is a teacher good for teaching intermediate students.

    3-He is a good teacher to teach intermediate students.
    4-He is a teacher good to teach intermediate students.


    I prefer 1 to 2. I think they mean that he is a good teacher for that work (teaching intermediate students).

    I think 3 is correct but it means 'The fact that he teaches intermediate students shows that he is a good teacher'. The sentence is like 'He is a kind man to take care of people like you.'

    I don't think 4 is correct.

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    Default Re: good teacher to

    He is a good (enough) teacher for/to intermediate students.
    He is a good teacher to teach intermediate students.

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    Default Re: good teacher to

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-He is a good teacher for teaching intermediate students.
    2-He is a teacher good for teaching intermediate students.

    3-He is a good teacher to teach intermediate students.
    4-He is a teacher good to teach intermediate students.


    I prefer 1 to 2. I think they mean that he is a good teacher for that work (teaching intermediate students).

    I think 3 is correct but it means 'The fact that he teaches intermediate students shows that he is a good teacher'. The sentence is like 'He is a kind man to take care of people like you.'

    I don't think 4 is correct.
    An unambiguous phrasing is: "He is a good teacher of intermediate students".
    If you want to say: 'The fact that he teaches intermediate students shows that he is a good teacher' you're probably best saying that.
    2. and 4. are not natural. 1. and 3. are ambiguous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    An unambiguous phrasing is: "He is a good teacher of intermediate students".
    If you want to say: 'The fact that he teaches intermediate students shows that he is a good teacher' you're probably best saying that.
    2. and 4. are not natural. 1. and 3. are ambiguous.
    I think the adjective usually comes before the the noun to describe it
    a good teacher for / to
    a nice guy
    an interesting story
    a romantice film
    With best wishes.
    saleemabu

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    Default Re: good teacher to

    Quote Originally Posted by saleemabu View Post
    I think the adjective usually comes before the the noun to describe it
    It does if you're just listing phrases. In a sentence it comes where it belongs.
    Do you have a boxer ready to fight Rocky?
    What are they after?: A ready boxer? A ready-to-fight boxer? A ready-to-fight-Rocky boxer?
    I would say: a boxer ready to fight Rocky.

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