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    Default be good vs do well

    Could you please tell me which sentence is correct?
    Aimee does better at arts.
    Aimee is better at arts.
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    Default Re: be good vs do well

    Quote Originally Posted by Samia Khalaf View Post
    Could you please tell me which sentence is correct?
    Aimee does better at arts.
    Aimee is better at arts.
    Thank you
    They are both correct, Samia.

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    Default Re: be good vs do well

    Does that mean that both be good and do well are the same in usage?

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    Default Re: be good vs do well

    Quote Originally Posted by Samia Khalaf View Post
    Does that mean that both be good and do well are the same in usage?
    No. You can only do well at a subject.

    It just happens that 'better' is the comparative form of both 'good' and 'well'.

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    Default Re: be good vs do well

    Quote Originally Posted by Samia Khalaf View Post
    Does that mean that both be good and do well are the same in usage?
    I am not a teacher.

    No. You can be good at dancing, but you can't do dancing well. Oddly enough, though, if you are a dancer, you can both be good at it and do it well. You can also dance well and be a good dancer. This is all about idiom and usage.

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    Default Re: be good vs do well

    Could you please give me more examples?
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