Friday, 19 July 2013

Good or Well?

So what's the difference between "good" and "well"?


Good

"Good" is an adjective. This means it describes peoplethings and places, not verbs.

"She is a good student."

A good student

These sentences are correct: 
  • Sam is a good boy.
  • They live in a good house.
  • This is not a good place stay in.
These sentences are incorrect: 
  • Sam behaves good.
  • They eat good.
  • She sings really good.


Well

"Well" is usually an adverb, and it generally describes actions

"She dances well."

She dances well

These sentences are correct: 
  • Sam behaves well.
  • They eat well.
  • She sings really well.
These sentences are incorrect: 
  • Sam is a well boy.
  • They live in a well house.
  • This is not a well place live in.

Note: "Well" can be used as an adjective. In such cases, it is usually not used before the noun, and it means "healthy" or "in a good state."

For example: 
  • You don't look well.
  • All is well with my family.
  • Get well!


Quiz

Which of the following sentences is incorrect?
  1. We are working hard and well.
  2. Julie is a good mother.
  3. Joe is a well and healthy boy.
  4. I don't feel very well.

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