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Well done him

Post by Brahman » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Dear teachers,

In one of the episodes in Downtown Abbey, Lord Grantham says, "Well done him. I am impressed." https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/08de7b92-f ... 8362d5ad21

I suppose it is Britishism. Could someone please explain the grammar of the sentence (=Well done him)?

I have heard, "Well done, John" or "Well done, everyone", with a comma between the adjective and a noun or a pronoun that follows it. But not, "well done him".

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Re: Well done him

Post by Alan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:05 am

= "Well done!" TO him.

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