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    Hi, thank you all for your opinion about them. Could someone please reply to my questions below?

    1. Can I say 'The injury may keep him out of football always/forever'?
    Could you please tell me the shades of diference between 'for good' and 'forever'here?

    2.Can I say 'I'll remember that day for good? Could you please explain the reason if not?

    3.Can I say 'I'll forever love you'? Can I put 'forever' in the middle of a sentences like above?

    4.'We thought she'd come over for a visit, but it seems she's staying for good.'
    Can I use 'forever' or 'always' instead of 'for good' here?

    5.'This time she’s leaving for good.'

    'I'm moving to Europe for good.'

    'I’d like an excuse to get rid of him for good and all.'

    Can I use 'forever' or 'always' instead of 'for good' here?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by thru; 20-Nov-2008 at 15:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    Hi, thank you all for your opinion about them. Could someone please reply to my questions below?

    1. Can I say 'The injury may keep him out of football always/forever'?
    Could you please tell me the shades of diference between 'for good' and 'forever'here?

    2.Can I say 'I'll remember that day for good? Could you please explain the reason if not?

    3.Can I say 'I'll forever love you'? Can I put 'forever' in the middle of a sentences like above?

    4.'We thought she'd come over for a visit, but it seems she's staying for good.'
    Can I use 'forever' or 'always' instead of 'for good' here?

    5.'This time shes leaving for good.'

    'I'm moving to Europe for good.'

    'Id like an excuse to get rid of him for good and all.'

    Can I use 'forever' or 'always' instead of 'for good' here?

    Thanks!
    Hi,
    Could someone please help me with my questions here? I'd be grateful for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    1. Can I say 'The injury may keep him out of football always/forever'?
    Could you please tell me the shades of diference between 'for good' and 'forever'here?
    Say:
    The injury may keep him out of football for good

    or

    The injury may keep him out of football forever.
    They mean the same thing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    2.Can I say 'I'll remember that day for good?
    Say:
    I'll remember that day forever

    or

    I'll always remember that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    3.Can I say 'I'll forever love you'? Can I put 'forever' in the middle of a sentences like above?
    Yes, but more usual is:
    I'll love you forever.
    (Say: "in the middle of a sentence" or in the middle of sentences")




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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    4.'We thought she'd come over for a visit, but it seems she's staying for good.'
    "She's staying for good" means she is not just visiting but she is not planning to leave any time soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    5.'This time shes leaving for good.'

    'I'm moving to Europe for good.'

    "'I'm moving to Europe for good" means the person is not coming back.



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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    'I’d like an excuse to get rid of him for good and all.'

    Can I use 'forever' or 'always' instead of 'for good' here?
    You can say:
    I'd like to get rid of him forever.
    "I'd like to always get rid of him forever" wouldn't work here because it would mean something like "I'd like to get rid of him over and over and over".

    Last edited by RonBee; 29-Nov-2008 at 16:09. Reason: add "forever" to "I'd like to get rid of him"

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    Hi RonBee,

    Thanks very much for your reply.

    1.Could you please explain why we can't use 'for good' in the sentences
    'I'll remember that day forever' and 'I'll love you forever'?

    2.'This time she’s leaving for good.'
    Can I say
    This time she's leaving forever.
    or
    This time she will leave forever.
    or
    This time she will always leave.
    or
    This time she 's always leaving.

    3.'I'm moving to Europe for good.'
    Can I say
    I'm moving to Europe forever.
    or
    I will move to Europe forever.
    or
    I will always move to Europe.
    or
    I'm always moving to Eruope.

    4.The injury may keep him out of football for good.
    Is it because 'always' means over and over again, so I can't use 'always' here?

    5.When her son went to fight in the war, his mother felt she'd say goodbye to him forever.
    Can I use 'for good' instead of 'forever' here?

    6.I wanted that moment to last forever.
    Can I say these instead:

    I wanted that moment to always last.
    or
    I wanted that moment to last for good.

    7.Many valuable works of art were lost forever.
    Can I use for good instead:

    Many valuable works of art were lost for good.

    8.After her death, their lives changed forever.
    Can I use 'for good' instead of 'forever' here?

    9.I like the house but I don't imagine I'll live there forever.
    Can I use 'always' or 'for good' instead:

    I like the house but I don't imagine I'll always live there forever.
    or
    I like the house but I don't imagine I'll live there for good.

    10.Nobody lives forever.
    Can I say these instead:

    Nobody lives for good.
    or
    Nobody always lives.


    Many thanks!
    Last edited by thru; 25-Nov-2008 at 14:45.

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    Hi,

    Who can help me with my questions in my last post?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: forever

    Try replacing "forever" with "for once and for all" in your sentences. If it works, then you can use "for good."

    I'm moving to Europe for once and for all. Sounds okay. Sounds petulant, but gramatically it works. So, I'm moving to Europe for good. Fine. Goood bye!

    I'll love you for once and for all. Huh? That simply doesn't make sense. Love you for once? No good. Say instead, I'll love you forever. Ah, that's nice. I'll love you forever, too.

    Now, as to that "I'm always" construction. How can you be "always" moving to Europe? Do you make a living moving things to Europe? Always is a habitual thing. I'm always tripping over that damned dog. You can't be always doing something that happens once and is done.

    The future construction, I will always move to Europe, is no better. You might say, I will always dream of moving to Europe, or I will always want to move to Europe, because that is a "promise" of a habitual situation: dreaming, or wanting, to move to Europe.

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