a good tool to keep at home

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a good tool to keep at home

Post by azz » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:52 am

Can one say
a. This is a tool good to keep at home.
instead of:
b. This is a tool good to keep at home.

Can one say
c. This is tool useful to keep at home.
instead of:
d. This is a useful tool to keep at home.

Do (c) and (d) mean the same?
One could argue that (d) means: it is a useful tool and it is to be kept at home, but I find that interpretation a bit silly.

Can one say
e. This player is good for distracting the players of the other team.
?

He is probably not 'good at' distracting them. He doesn't do it deliberately. But he distracts them. Maybe because they think he is very good and mark him and... So he can be put to that use. We'll play him so that the other guys will be distracted.

Many thanks.
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Re: a good tool to keep at home

Post by BonnieL » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:50 pm

a & b are the same - neither are good.

c - no

d - is fine

e - I'd prefer "at" - doesn't matter if he does it deliberately or not.
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