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    Default good vs fine

    A: How are you?
    B: Good.

    I heard many native speakers say "good" in the above context. I was wondering if it is out of date to say "Fine" nowadays.
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    Default Re: good vs fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    A: How are you?
    B: Good.

    I heard many native speakers say "good" in the above context. I was wondering if it is out of date to say "Fine" nowadays.
    Thanks.
    "Fine" would be fine.

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    Default Re: good vs fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    A: How are you?
    B: Good.

    I heard many native speakers say "good" in the above context. I was wondering if it is out of date to say "Fine" nowadays.
    Thanks.
    "Good" as a reply to "How are you?" is a (relatively) recent arrival. Many of us still say "I'm well", "I'm fine" etc as a response.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: good vs fine

    I wouldn't use I'm good in a formal situation.

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