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    Default linking verbs like "feel" and adjectives

    Hi,
    Amy is feeling good [good is an adjective]
    Amy writes well [well is an adverb]
    Amy is doing good [WHAT IS "GOOD" in this sentence - adjective or adverb and WHY???]

    the first two senteces are taken from manhattan.

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: linking verbs like "feel" and adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by divineacclivity View Post
    Hi,
    Amy is feeling good [good is an adjective]
    Amy writes well [well is an adverb]
    Amy is doing good [WHAT IS "GOOD" in this sentence - adjective or adverb and WHY???]

    the first two senteces are taken from manhattan.

    thanks in advance
    In "Amy is doing good (things, work etcetera)" good is an adjective. If you are using "good" instead of "well", it's wrong.

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    Default Re: linking verbs like "feel" and adjectives

    bhaisahab,

    do you mean the following:
    Amy is doing good [good is an adverb]
    Amy is doing well [well is an adjective]

    thankyou

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    Default Re: linking verbs like "feel" and adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by divineacclivity View Post
    bhaisahab,

    do you mean the following:
    Amy is doing good [good is an adverb]
    Amy is doing well [well is an adjective]

    thankyou
    No, "Amy is doing good" to mean "Amy is doing well" is wrong.

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    Default Re: linking verbs like "feel" and adjectives

    "Amy is doing well"
    Here "well" is an adverb.

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    Default Re: linking verbs like "feel" and adjectives

    I've always regarded well as an adverb (she writes well) and an adjective (I'm well) and good as an adjective (the cake tastes good, he's a good student etc...) although informally it may be used as an adverb . However, not everyone on this forum feels the same way. I remember taking part on a thread on the difference between good and well.
    You might find it interesting.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...i-am-well.html

    Quote Originally Posted by divineacclivity View Post
    bhaisahab,

    do you mean the following:
    Amy is doing good [good is an adverb]
    Amy is doing well [well is an adjective]

    thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Amy is doing well"
    Here "well" is an adverb.
    Thankyou bhaisahab. Does the following sound good to you?
    Amy is doing good [good is an adjective and sentence implies - Amy is fine]
    Amy is doing well [well is an adverb and sentence implies - Amy is dong good in business or something else]

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineacclivity View Post
    Thankyou bhaisahab. Does the following sound good to you?
    Amy is doing good [good is an adjective and sentence implies - Amy is fine]
    Amy is doing well [well is an adverb and sentence implies - Amy is dong good in business or something else]
    I wouldn't use "good" in that way.

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    Default Re: linking verbs like "feel" and adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wouldn't use "good" in that way.
    bhaisahab,
    pls clarify what you mean by that.
    what, according to gmat pattern, should the following sentences mean?
    also, pls tell me what (adjective/adverb) are "good" and "well" in their repective usages:
    Amy is doing good.
    Amy is doing well.

    Thanks much

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineacclivity View Post
    bhaisahab,
    pls clarify what you mean by that.
    what, according to gmat pattern, should the following sentences mean?
    also, pls tell me what (adjective/adverb) are "good" and "well" in their repective usages:
    Amy is doing good.
    Amy is doing well.

    Thanks much
    Amy is doing good. = Amy is doing good things for other people, for example, donating money.
    Amy is doing well. = Amy is succeeding in some way, perhaps in her studies or at work.

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