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    #1

    good

    Do these below sound natural? If so, what is the semantic difference between the two?

    His advice will be good to you.
    His advice will be good for you.

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    #2

    Re: good

    Only the second is natural.

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    Re: good

    Then what does this mean?

    She is good to me.

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    Re: good

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Then what does this mean?

    She is good to me.
    It means "she treats me well", "she takes care of me".

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    Re: good

    So is it possible to conclude that 'good for a person' means 'beneficial to a person' and 'good to a person' means 'kind to a person'?

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    #6

    Re: good

    In most cases - yes.

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    Re: good

    Good.

    Just out of curiosity, if 'to' in 'beneficial to a person' was replaced with 'for', would it still sound natural and have the same meaning?

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    Re: good

    I just posted something and erased, please disregard if you read that post, I completely misunderstood your question.

    Yes, 'beneficial for' is very natural and has the same meaning as 'beneficial to'.

    "Regular exercise is beneficial to overall health."
    "Regular exercise is beneficial for overall health."


    (not a teacher, just a language lover)
    Last edited by FreeToyInside; 07-May-2012 at 18:01.

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