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    Hi RonBee,

    Thanks for your post.
    I don't understand why for good and forever mean the same here in the example below

    The injury may keep him out of football for good/forever.

    Forever means 'never ending' and for good means 'over', I'm totally confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    Hi RonBee,

    Thanks for your post.
    I don't understand why for good and forever mean the same here in the example below

    The injury may keep him out of football for good/forever.

    Forever means 'never ending' and for good means 'over', I'm totally confused.
    I'm afraid I don't understand your confusion.

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    Hi RonBee,

    Thank you for your post. I don't understand why sometimes for good and forever are interchangeable but sometimes they are not.
    If they mean the same thing, they should be interchangeable in all kind of situations. If they don't mean the same, they should not be interchangeable in any situation.

    So, could you please help me to clear it up?

    Thanks for all your help.

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    #34

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    They are not interchangeable, and they do not mean the same thing. Examples:
    I will love you forever.
    I will love you for good.

    I am leaving forever.
    I am leaving for good.
    This website has the "goods":


    If you click on the links I provided you will see that there was a big difference in the results. (74-1)



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    Hi RonBee,
    Thanks for your information about the link.
    The Longman dictionary says 'for good' means "permanently".
    Doesn't 'permanently' mean 'forever'? I'm confused!

    In addition, I don't understand why 'for good' and 'forever' are interchangeable and mean the same in the example below:

    "The injury may keep him out of football for good/forever."

    As you said in your ealier post, they don't mean the same, but why they mean the same here?

    Thanks for your help.

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    I'd like to get rid of him forever.
    I'd like to get rid of him for good.

    Why do the two sentences mean the same if the two terms 'forever' and 'for good' doesn't mean the same thing?

    Thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    I'd like to get rid of him forever.
    I'd like to get rid of him for good.
    I would say that forever means everlasting. I would say that for good means once and for all.

    This thread has been going on forever. I'm leaving it for good.



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