DO THIS TEST
Choose the correct word for each phrase.
1.You read ____.
2. It’s a ____ recipe.
3. You feel ____.
4. How are you doing?
Now let’s find out what’s going on here.
What is GOOD? It’s an adjective.
Adjectives (GOOD) are used with nouns.
It’s a GOOD recipe. We always buy GOOD books.
GOOD + RECIPE
GOOD + BOOKS
What is WELL? An adverb.
Adverbs (WELL) are used with verbs and adjectives.
You read WELL. He cooks WELL. They are WELL qualified.
READ + WELL
COOKS + WELL
WELL + QUALIFIED
Yet, with FEEL we use both GOOD and WELL, yet their meanings will be different.
I feel good – I’m happy, I’m in a good mood.
I feel well – I’m not sick, I’m in a good health.
MIND: we say TO FEEL BAD (not badly) to talk either about our health or our mood.
Have you ever heard such a conversation?
–How are you doing?
Oops… Do is a verb, logically, we got to use WELL here…
Yep. it’s American English and they often use GOOD as a verb. So, don’t roll your eyes when you here:
I’m doing GOOD.
How’s it going? GOOD.
And if you’re gonna live in the states, use the same phrases to blend in.
Let’s check these two examples from animation movie Despicable Me 2.
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