Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Thai
      • Home Country:
      • Thailand
      • Current Location:
      • Thailand

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 143
    #1

    The move has done her good (or well)

    Hello,

    I understand that sometimes you can use "good" with some verbs.

    You did good. (= You did the right thing.)

    What about this structure?

    a) The move has done her good.

    b) The move has done her well.

    or c) The move has done her a world of (a lot of) good.

    Although I think the last sentence is different. "Good" in c) seems to be a noun, right?

    Best regards,

    Nawee

  1. Grumpy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 972
    #2

    Re: The move has done her good (or well)

    In British English, you would not say "You did good", unless you were trying to sound like a character in an a Hollywood film - in which case, you would probably say "You done good, Son". I suspect most Americans, like us Brits, would generally say "You did well".

    We would always say "The move has done her good", or "..a world of good", rather than "well". In this context, "good" is a noun.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #3

    Re: The move has done her good (or well)

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    In British English, you would not say "You did good", unless you were trying to sound like a character in an a Hollywood film - in which case, you would probably say "You done good, Son". I suspect most Americans, like us Brits, would generally say "You did well".

    We would always say "The move has done her good", or "..a world of good", rather than "well". In this context, "good" is a noun.
    When one is speaking of doing good works, one can say, for example, "Mother Theresa did (a lot of/much) "good" in India.

Similar Threads

  1. move me up
    By keannu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-Dec-2011, 15:21
  2. how did the move go
    By lauraguan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-May-2009, 06:49
  3. [General] Good bet or bad move?
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Aug-2008, 08:24
  4. move
    By loveydovey in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Feb-2008, 03:51
  5. move out
    By blouen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-Aug-2007, 00:39

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •