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    Arrow When we can use well as an adjective or adverb?

    I am really confuse because i do not the difference when well is an adjective or when well is an adverb, I took a test and in the test they asked if in the sentence I am not well well is an adjective or an adverb and in the otrher sentence I did well they asked the same Is there any ruler for recognize when well is an adjective or an adverb please answer me

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    Re: When we can use well as an adjective or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolazco View Post
    I am really confused because I do not know the difference when "well" is an adjective and when "well" is an adverb. I took a test and in the test they asked if in the sentence "I am not well", "well" is an adjective or an adverb and in the other sentence, "I did well", they asked the same. Is there any ruler rule for recognizing when "well" is an adjective or an adverb. Please answer me.
    Please see the amendments I have made to your post above in red.

    In answer to your question, the first thing you need to know is the difference in function of an adjective and an adverb.

    An adjective describes someone or something.
    An adverb describes how something is/was done.

    Given those definitions, can you work out which is which in your two examples?

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    Re: When we can use well as an adjective or adverb?

    Hi
    Well can be an adverb and an adjective. If it describes the verb (if it shows how you do something) , it's an adverb. In these sentences: "She did well", "She speaks well","She cooks well" well is an adverb. In these sentences it's an adjective: "She is well". "How are you today? - I'm very well". It means she is in good health or I'm in good health.
    Good luck!

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