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David VonderBurg

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2020.11.01 14:18
Are you WELL or GOOD?

Well, first..... "Well" can be an adjective when talking about something's health or that something is satisfactory.

HI, Are you well.
Yep, all is well with me.

OTHER than that, well is always An. ADVERB modifying verbs.

You speak English well.
Are you doing well?
It bids well that you should consider the offer.
I can feel (my toucb) quite well through these gloves.

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GOOD is always an adjective.

HI. Are you good today.
Yes, I feel good today. (my state of being is good).
My English is not good. Please help.
It's good that you can see the horizon.
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Be aware you would NEVER say:

My English is not WELL.

(That would mean your English is feeling sick 😂)
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  • Judy 2020.11.01 14:25

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    toucb?I am sure you made a typo, it should be“touch”.😊
  • Julia 2020.11.01 14:34

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    Thank you!
  • Gábor 2020.11.01 15:07

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    Thanks for this post as it is very helpful for many people, I'm sure. Well, yet in the US, *good* is used in a scenario where in GB *well* is customary. To this day, it is still bothersome when I encounter the following: A: Hi, how are you? B: I'm good, thanks. I understand that the whole thought may be that "My state of being is good." But to my stubborn mind it appears as if it means that I am good, not bad, which doesn't have much to with my well-being. Instead I definitely prefer I am well/I am unwell. Although, on the other hand there is a strong difference in meaning in the following phrases: I feel well./I feel unwell. I feel good./I feel bad. I am good./Get the FO of here! (?) 😃 I am good, baby. I am bad, real bad, baby... 😮 Should I place an age limit to my.post? 😮
  • Gábor 2020.11.01 15:08

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    @Judy Yes, you are correct.
  • Bob 2020.11.01 15:13

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    I'm not so sure if it's a typo. But I'd have to say that I feel a little bit confused with 'toucb'.
  • Emy 2020.11.01 16:10

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    “What kind of steak do you like? - Middle well”. How about this WELL?
  • 悠然 2020.11.01 16:39

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    Oh,I thought I made many mistake before .
  • David VonderBurg 2020.11.01 18:44

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    @Emy You want it (cooked/prepared) medium well? Still an adverb. It's not an animate object.
  • David VonderBurg 2020.11.01 18:49

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    @Judy oh got it. Yes. Touch.
  • David VonderBurg 2020.11.01 18:53

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    @Gábor The distinction we would make is WELL is about your health, and GOOD is more about where you are in that moment. It's an American ideal, likely. I can answer, "I am well", that I have no pain. Or I can answer, "Damned the pain, I have no complaints, regardless. I'm good." Ergo, a satisfactory condition.
  • David VonderBurg 2020.11.01 18:53

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    @Gábor Thanks for the response and insight.
  • David VonderBurg 2020.11.01 18:59

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    @Bob oh. That would be TOUCH.
  • Bob 2020.11.02 00:14

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    @David VonderBurg Thank you for replying. It helps me make sense of it.
  • Judy 2020.11.02 00:49

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    @Gábor Thanks
  • Gábor 2020.11.02 01:16

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    @David VonderBurg Thank you for that discerning response. Yes, that makes sense.
  • Sunflower SLS 2020.11.02 04:54

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    thanks
  • 丹Dan 2020.11.14 14:53

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    Thanks

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