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Expression "do you good" #1 (permalink) Fri Dec 03, 2004 15:30 pm   Expression "do you good"
 

Test No. incompl/elem-12 "We went on holiday", question 5

I've tried those tablets and they haven't done me any ..........

(a) benefit
(b) good
(c) better
(d) best

Test No. incompl/elem-12 "We went on holiday", answer 5

I've tried those tablets and they haven't done me any good.

Correct answer: (b) good
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Better #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 03, 2004 18:26 pm   Better
 

The expression do you good means brings you some benefit If you want to use make then it would have to be make me (feel) better.
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Any good #3 (permalink) Sun Apr 10, 2005 0:01 am   Any good
 



And what's the difference between "BENEFIT" and "GOOD"???
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Expression "do you good" #4 (permalink) Sat Nov 18, 2006 15:52 pm   Expression "do you good"
 

I think that u can say "bring me some benefit" or "do me good" but not "do me benefit". Because "do me benefit" is an expression, so u have to accept it or learn it by heart. Did I understand right?
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Expression "do you good" #5 (permalink) Sun Nov 19, 2006 0:13 am   Expression "do you good"
 

Alex Anna
You are right. We don't say "do me benefit" but we can say "(give) (bring) me benefit".

The simplest correct ways to use the two words are "do me good" and "benefit me".
Of course, they can be modified to say things like "do me (no) (some) (a lot of) good" and "benefit me (some) (a lot) (tremendously)".
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Expression "do you good" #6 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 3:34 am   Expression "do you good"
 

is there such an expression "do sb. bad"?

BTW, is the sentence above correct? I mean if my question is grammatically correct?
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Expression "do you good" #7 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 7:01 am   Expression "do you good"
 

Hi,

Interesting point. I don't know of the use of 'do me bad'. To me the nearest expression suggesting that somebody rather than something is causing me harm is the expression 'do me wrong'.

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Expression "do you good" #8 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 9:16 am   Expression "do you good"
 

Thanks for that.

Another question is, if I want to ask someone the reason why he did not do something, should I say "why didn't you do...?" or "why you didn't do ...?"
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Expression "do you good" #9 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 10:27 am   Expression "do you good"
 

Hi Seanmen,

Yes you would say:
Mike, why didn't you do your homework? or
Why didn't you call me?
Why didn't you help me?
Why didn't you pay that bill?


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Expression "do you good" #10 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 11:41 am   Expression "do you good"
 

ok, thank you!
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differrence between good and benefit #11 (permalink) Tue Nov 18, 2008 23:32 pm   differrence between good and benefit
 

I've tried those tablets and they haven't done me any ..........

(a) benefit
(b) good
(c) better
(d) best
can u please tell me why it is 'good' in the blank instead of 'benefit' in the blank?
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Expression "do you good" #12 (permalink) Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:17 am   Expression "do you good"
 

I think when we talk about the health, we use the word "good"
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differrence between good and benefit #13 (permalink) Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:08 am   differrence between good and benefit
 

Kk wrote:
I've tried those tablets and they haven't done me any ..........

(a) benefit
(b) good
(c) better
(d) best
can u please tell me why it is 'good' in the blank instead of 'benefit' in the blank?

'Do me good' is a fixed expression while 'do me benefit' isn't. By the way, the words 'u' and 'please' don't exist in English. Also you need to start each sentence with a capital letter.

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Expression "do you good" #14 (permalink) Tue Jun 09, 2009 17:33 pm   Expression "do you good"
 

so do me good is the correct usage right?
and bring me benefit is for the word benefit..
uhmm well..
thank you for the correction
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Expression "do you good" #15 (permalink) Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:27 pm   Expression "do you good"
 

Amal, hello again.

You have it slightly wrong. You would say, " They bring me some benefit."

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