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Meaning of 'indeed'



 
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Meaning of 'indeed' #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2005 22:04 pm   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

Test No. incompl/elem-16 "Learn it by heart", question 6

Thank you very much indeed, that's very kind ......... you.

(a) from
(b) for
(c) of

Test No. incompl/elem-16 "Learn it by heart", answer 6

Thank you very much indeed, that's very kind of you.

Correct answer: (c) of

Your answer was: incorrect
Thank you very much indeed, that's very kind from you.
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what is the meaning of 'indeed'?
and i don't understand that why we use 'of you'?

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Thank you very much indeed, that's very kind of you #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2005 22:54 pm   Thank you very much indeed, that's very kind of you
 

Hi Esra,

When you add indeed, you make the words stronger. You can say very good indeed, which means very, very good. When you say thank you very much indeed, you are saying thank you, thank you, thank you.

It's very kind of you means you are very kind (to do that). It's very kind of him means he is very kind (to do that).

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Meaning of 'indeed' #3 (permalink) Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:04 am   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

hi alan
thank you very much indeed for your explanation
sometimes i need to use "indeed' to express my feeling of someone support

now i know how to say ...

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Meaning of 'indeed' #4 (permalink) Tue Aug 25, 2009 21:31 pm   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

I Don't understand why do you use of
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Meaning of 'indeed' #5 (permalink) Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:35 am   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

Hello! Why should we use "of" but not "from"?
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of vs from #6 (permalink) Thu Feb 18, 2010 16:59 pm   of vs from
 

Olgavic wrote:
Hello! Why should we use "of" but not "from"?


I have the same question...
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Meaning of 'indeed' #7 (permalink) Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:00 am   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

Hi,

In all these expressions - kind of you/good of you/ nice of you/considerate of you and so on - the suggestion is that you are kind/good/nice/considerate to do this and the standard preposition is 'of'. Using 'from' wouldn't work because that preposition gives the idea of 'sending' (from you to me) and that isn't the meaning.

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Meaning of 'indeed' #8 (permalink) Mon Feb 22, 2010 17:14 pm   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

Hello Allan! Thank you very much for explanation.
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Meaning of 'indeed' #9 (permalink) Mon Apr 05, 2010 14:51 pm   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

hi alan

so,can i use these expressions (good/kind/nice) only with "of"?
i can't say "good for you"?

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Meaning of 'indeed' #10 (permalink) Wed Apr 07, 2010 20:29 pm   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

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Meaning of 'indeed' #11 (permalink) Sat Dec 18, 2010 14:14 pm   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

Hi Alan thank you indeed
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Meaning of 'indeed' #12 (permalink) Sat Dec 18, 2010 14:49 pm   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

Gino12 wrote:
hi alan

so,can i use these expressions (good/kind/nice) only with "of"?
i can't say "good for you"?

gino


Hi Gino,

I don't believe that Alan was indicating those word could only be used with 'of'. It is just that in the context under discussion they required 'of'.

You would be perfectly correct to say 'good for you'.
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Meaning of 'indeed' #13 (permalink) Sat Dec 18, 2010 18:52 pm   Meaning of 'indeed'
 

Hi Gino,

To go back to 'good of' and 'good for', let me explain the difference. 'Good of you' suggests 'kind of you '( you are/were kind) as in: It was very good of you to give me a lift in your car last week when I missed the last bus. 'Good for you' suggest either support for someone or of benefit to someone as in: Good for you that you took the the trouble to stand up at the meeting and say what you thought. Walking every day for half an hour keeps you healthy and is good for you.

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