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    Lightbulb you're doing really good for yourself=be really good for doing yourself?

    thanks a lot~

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    Re: you're doing really good for yourself=be really good for doing yourself?

    "You're doing really good for yourself." is ungrammatical, and it's ambiguous. It could mean that someone is "doing himself some good", as in eating well, upgrading his education, etc.

    Or, it could be that "good" was used where "well" should have been used."You're doing really well for yourself." is a compliment. It tells someone you think they are successful in life.
    It's up to you to decide which is correct for the context you took the sentence from.

    Whatever the context, the meaning has nothing to do with "doing yourself". This is a slang phrase for masturbation. :/

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    Re: you're doing really good for yourself=be really good for doing yourself?

    thanks for you help, can you tell me your Email, I can send URL(usingenglish)to you, maybe I can receive your answer first time, my email is...hi2017@126.com, please~~

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    Re: you're doing really good for yourself=be really good for doing yourself?

    question is: good is do's object, good as a noun? thank a lot~

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    Re: you're doing really good for yourself=be really good for doing yourself?

    Twotwotwo, please use correct capitalisation in your posts. Remember the rules of written English:

    - Start every new sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - End every sentence with a single punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: you're doing really good for yourself=be really good for doing yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by twotwotwo View Post
    thanks for you help, can you tell me your Email, I can send URL(usingenglish)to you, maybe I can receive your answer first time, my email is...hi2017@126.com, please~~
    The software does not allow emails to be displayed publicly, and most people do not give out their emails, so the best thing is to post your questions in the forum and wait for an answer.

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    Re: you're doing really good for yourself=be really good for doing yourself?

    Thanks, emsr2d2, for the pointer. I remember!

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    Re: you're doing really good for yourself=be really good for doing yourself?

    Dear teacher, You are my first teacher in this website, I'm very gladness!
    Can you help me this line's question?
    By the way, don't open JustAlilBit 's line, it's awful.
    Thanks a lot!
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...t-did-say.html



    Quote Originally Posted by iannou View Post
    "You're doing really good for yourself." is ungrammatical, and it's ambiguous. It could mean that someone is "doing himself some good", as in eating well, upgrading his education, etc.

    Or, it could be that "good" was used where "well" should have been used."You're doing really well for yourself." is a compliment. It tells someone you think they are successful in life.
    It's up to you to decide which is correct for the context you took the sentence from.

    Whatever the context, the meaning has nothing to do with "doing yourself". This is a slang phrase for masturbation. :/

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