Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: I am well ???

  1. #1
    whl626 is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    429
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default I am well ???

    Regarding " I am well ", may I know if ' well ' is an adverb or adjective ? It looks like an adv from my point of view because it is used to answer a question starting with ' How '

    Q : How are you today ?

    A : I am well :)

    I wonder if my definition is correct ?

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,297
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    It is an adjective in that sentence because copula verbs don't take adverbs- the word describes the subject and doesn't modify the verb.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •