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    joham is offline Key Member
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    Default Everything is going well/ going on well/ going off well

    Could I ask if the following three are all acceptable (both in ordinary speech and in tests): Everything is going well/ going on well/ going off well.

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    Default Re: Everything is going well/ going on well/ going off well

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Could I ask if the following three are all acceptable (both in ordinary speech and in tests): Everything is going well (90%)/ going on well (10%)/ going off well (0%).
    My estimates, but depends on context as usual.

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    Default Re: Everything is going well/ going on well/ going off well

    Someone might ask "how are you getting on?" but you would not answer "I am going on well."

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    Default Re: Everything is going well/ going on well/ going off well

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Someone might ask "how are you getting on?" but you would not answer "I am going on well."
    But someone could ask, "How is the new job?" and the answer could be, "It's going on well". So the difference would be that when you ask about an activity (e.g. a job, or some specific activity") as opposed to your personal situation, "going on well" would be acceptable.

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