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    Christina Schmitter Guest

    Exclamation Good Vs Well

    In Colloquial language ,is it correct to say 'she didn't look WELL to me'

    ie: she is ill
    or I have to say ' she didn't look GOOD to me'?

    I've said the first in a presentation infront of lots of people. Was that very wrong?

    Thanks
    Christina

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    M56 Guest

    Default Re: Good Vs Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina Schmitter
    In Colloquial language ,is it correct to say 'she didn't look WELL to me'

    ie: she is ill
    or I have to say ' she didn't look GOOD to me'?

    I've said the first in a presentation infront of lots of people. Was that very wrong?

    Thanks
    Christina
    There's nothing at all wrong with "to look well". The opposite is "unwell".

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    Default Re: Good Vs Well

    Christina, you did well. There's no reason to worry. Keep in mind that you were using colloquial language, so either "good" or "well" would have been acceptable.

    In addition,

    [1] She didn't look well to me. (unhealthy)
    [2] She didn't look good to me. (unhealthy) very colloquial
    Cf. She looked bad to me.

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