well and good
Well and good can have similar meanings, but in this case well is an adverb, while good is an adjective. Compare:
-The car runs well. (adverb modifying runs) (NOT The car runs good.)
It's a well-made car. (adverb modifying made)
It's a good car. (adjective modifying car)- He teaches very well.I like that teacher. He's good. (NOT He's well.)
- She speaks English well. (NOT She speaks English good.)
She speaks good English.
Her English is good.
Note that we cannot say She speaks well English. (Adverbs cannot usually go between the verb and the object.)
The adverb fine (='well') is used in some informal expressions.
[I]That suits me fine. You're doing fine.[/I]
Does this help? - queenbu
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