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G - I

good at. I'm not very good at fixing things around the house. Are you good at dancing?

good for. Taking a break from their strict regimen would be good for their morale.

good, for, "finally and permanently; forever." When Janice was seventeen, she left school for good. I'm sorry but Jones has left the company for good.

good (of), for the. Politicians are expected to work for the good of the citizens. You should study for your own good.

good (with), in. Richard is very likable: he gets in good with everybody he meets.

good of. It was good of you to speak to the president on my behalf.

good to. The owner of that store is always good to his staff and customers.

goodness' sake, for (a mild exclamation). For goodness' sake, why did they do such a silly thing?

gossip about. That man has a reputation for gossiping about people in his department.

grateful to... for. We are very grateful to you for your help in this matter.

half, in. My mother broke the chocolate bar in half so we each could have an equal part.

hand in, "give, submit" (S). You should hand your work in when it is due. He handed in his resignation.

happy about (or over). He was happy about the success of the agency's progress. My friend was happy over the results of the meeting.

haste, in. You are more likely to make errors if you do things in haste.

have on. a. "Be wearing" (S). Smith has his new coat on. b. "Have scheduled" (S). The consultant cannot see you at this time since she has a meeting on at two o'clock.

health, in good (or bad or poor). I hope you are in good health. I am worried about Mr. Quayle; he seems to be in poor health.

help with. The man offered to help us with the work. Can you help me with the dishes?

hide from. Why are you hiding the documents from them?

hold on. a. "Wait." If that is Walter on the phone, ask him to hold on a minute. b. "Grasp." You had better hold on to your wallet in the subway.

hold over. a. "Continue or keep until a later time" (S). The singer is so popular that the manager is holding him over for another month. Discussion of the budget will be held over until the next meeting.

b. "Use as a threat against." Blackmailers hold indiscretions over their victims.

hold up a. "Rob" (S). The thief held two people up last night. b. "Delay; stop" (S). A strike is holding up work on that building. c. "Endure, last." New cars don't hold up as well as old ones. Please call the ambulance; he can't hold up for a long time.

homesick for. During the first few weeks of school Juarez was very homesick for his family.

hope for. Mr. Sokolsky is hoping for a raise in pay. There is no hope for the dying man.

hope (or hopes) of, in the. Martha retraced her steps in the hope of finding the lost quarter.

hopeful of. Michelle is hopeful of receiving a large endowment from her uncle.

hurry, in a. Commuters in large cities always seem to be in a hurry.

identical to (or with). The second painting was identical to the first. The third one was identical with the third.

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