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    #1

    Good/ had of you

    Please check.

    "It is bad/good of you to help them".

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    Re: Good/ had of you

    "It is good of you to help them" is OK. I can't think of any circumstance in which "It is bad of you to help them" would work. It's not natural and I can't imagine what it would mean. If, for example, someone helps someone with something they were supposed to do alone, I might say "You shouldn't have helped them" or "It was wrong of you to help them".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Good/ had of you

    It was (rather/a bit/a little)naughty of you to do that.

    The word 'naughty' is normally used to and of children. It is, however, sometimes used to tell adults that they have done something they should not have done. The childish sound of the word can take the sting out of the rebuke, as can the softeners before it. I don't recommend that learners use this - I am merely noting that they may hear it in BrE.

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