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C. Brickner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


> How "you did good" started I don't know, but it grates.

I ain't gettin into the whole done v. did argument! Otherwise, 
standard IE neuter accusative adjective = adverb is how it
started, if I recall it correctly.

Padraic

> 
> Charlie
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leonardo Castro" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Sunday, February 2, 2014 12:34:40 PM
> Subject: Re: THEORY: Don't speak my language!
> 
> BTW, I have noted that the expression "to do well" in very common in
> Indian forums in English, in sentences like "economically, southern
> states are doing well". Is that expression common for you too, other
> native English speakers?
> 
> Até mais!
> 
> Leonardo
>