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    The meaning of "do more harm than good"

    I want to know what are the meanings of "done more harm than good" and "than good" in the following sentence (I consulted the dictionary but there was not a clear meaning):

    The campaign may have done more harm than good.

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    Re: The meaning of "do more harm than good"

    do more harm than good (= used to say that something had a bad effect rather than a good one ) I followed his advice but it did more harm than good.

    Source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

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    Re: The meaning of "do more harm than good"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    I want to know what are the meanings of "done more harm than good" and "than good" in the following sentence (I consulted the dictionary but there was not a clear meaning):

    The campaign may have done more harm than good.
    Hello, Shamsiyan.
    (In addition to CS's explanation,)
    The word 'good' (as well as 'harm') in your sentence is used as a noun, not an adjective.
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary (Please click on 2) good (noun))
    I hope the link will shed more light on your query.

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