Good / Well
What’s the difference between “good” and “well“? It’s not that hard to remember. Good is an adjective, which means that it always gives more information about (modifies) a noun (person, place or thing). Well, on the other hand, is an adverb and can only modify a verb or an adjective.
Examples with good:
- This is a good computer.
- She had a good time at the party.
- That restaurant wasn’t very good.
- That sweater looks good on you.
Examples with well:
- Mary studies well.
- We are working well together.
- I like my steak well done.
- This car is well made.
There are some exceptions:
- I feel good
- I feel well
- I am good
- I am well
All 4 are correct but have different meanings.
“I feel good” means I feel happy, and I have lots of energy.
“I feel well” means I was sick but now I’m better.
“I am good” means I’m happy with what I’ve got.
“I am well” means my health is good
I just had a nap and now I feel good.
I was sick last week, but now I feel well.
I don’t need any more coffee. I’m good.
I’m well. Thank you for asking.
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