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Find out vs. find good #1 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:51 am   Find out vs. find good
 

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #105 "Synonyms for exchange", question 1

I am very pleased to find out that you have ......... for the better.

(a) altered
(b) changed
(c) shifted
(d) transformed

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #105 "Synonyms for exchange", answer 1

I am very pleased to find out that you have changed for the better.

Correct answer: (b) changed
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dear sir: why we put find out, I think find good?

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Find out vs. find good #2 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 14:04 pm   Find out vs. find good
 

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Find out = discover information. To use find good, you would have to revise the sentence considerably:

I find it good that you have changed for the better.

(To find good and to be pleased are roughly synonymous, so one of them would be redundant.)
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Find out #3 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 14:15 pm   Find out
 

Hi zainab,

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dear sir:- why we put find out , I think find good

You need find out in this sentence to give the idea of discovering or learning. In the sentence this would be: I am very pleased to learn that you have changed for the better. You could then add: I find this good, which suggests that you are pleased about this. The expression find it good can be used like this: I find it good that many people are subscribing to the newsletter, indicating that I am happy about this.

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