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    #1

    The usage of FOR GOOD

    Hi, How are you?. Thanks in advance!



    E.X Tomorrow, I am going to leave home 'for good'.
    Tomorrow, I am going to leave home.

    Isn´t that 'for good' redundant?

    Do i really need it?

    Is there any problem if I use it?


    Jesús

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    #2

    Re: The usage of FOR GOOD

    Hello J.

    1. Tomorrow I'm going to leave home.
    2. Tomorrow I'm going to leave home for good.

    In #1, you express your intention to leave home. In #2, you additionally express your intention never to return. ("For good" means "for ever".)

    #2 would typically be used in the course of an argument with one's parents. #1 however might be used in any home-leaving situation (for instance, when you first leave home to move into a flat of your own.)

    All the best,
    MrP

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